San Mateo Lookout
US 668, NM 22

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 668, NM 22 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered April 30, 2006
Nominated by Dave Lorenz
Location Cibola National Forest
Socorro County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 36.673' W 107° 25.892' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 36' 40" W 107° 25' 54"
N 33.611220° W 107.431530°
Elevation 10,098 ft (3,078 m)
Built 1934
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Magdalena Ranger District


Reached only by a 5 mile trail and now on standby status, San Mateo Lookout is the oldest detection facility remaining on the Magdalena Ranger District of the Cibola National Forest. It is an 59’3" Aermotor LX-25 tower with 7’x7’ metal cab and is one of the last remaining examples in the U.S. of the platform style ladder/stairs.


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