Ella Mountain Lookout
US 519, NV 3
Ella Mountain Lookout - 2022

Ella Mountain Lookout - 2022 - courtesy of Ryan Riekkoff

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 519, NV 3 (view other lookouts in United States, Nevada)
Date Registered May 29, 2003
Nominated by Mark Swift
Location Ely District - Bureau of Land Management
Lincoln County, Nevada
Coordinates N 37° 27.548' W 114° 28.083' (view using Google Maps)
N 37° 27' 33" W 114° 28' 05"
N 37.459130° W 114.468050°
Elevation 7,431 ft (2,265 m)
Built 1962
Administered by Bureau of Land Management, Ely District


There are only three lookouts standing in Nevada, and Ella Mountain is the only remaining staffed structure. One of a handful of lookouts in the U.S. operated by the BLM, it lies in the Clover Mountains south of Caliente NV 80 miles north of Las Vegas near the Utah border.

Built in 1962, the 14’x14’ cab with catwalk is a modified R-6 flattop with slightly slanting windows on a 8’ concrete block base. 


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