Photo courtesy of Mark Gutzman
|Registry Numbers||US 1107, NM 33 (view other lookouts in United States, New Mexico)|
|Date Registered||August 30, 2015|
|Nominated by||Mark Gutzman|
Lincoln National Forest
Otero County, New Mexico
N 32° 48.384' W 105° 33.608' (view using Google Maps)
N 32° 48' 23" W 105° 33' 36"
N 32.806393° W 105.560135°
|Elevation||8,013 ft (2,442 m)|
|Administered by||U.S. Forest Service|
|Cooperators||Sacramento Ranger District|
This Aermotor LX-24 lookout is located on the Sacramento Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest, and was erected in 1926. The Weed lookout is the oldest standing lookout on the Lincoln National Forest. The tower is 48 feet high and is topped by a 7X7 foot steel cab.
The site did contain a cabin and shed, which were removed in 1978. The tower originally had wooden steps but were replaced by metal ones in 1966.