Blue Ridge Lookout
US 255, WY 6

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 255, WY 6 (view other lookouts in United States, Wyoming)
Date Registered August 22, 1998
Nominated by Burns Davison, District Ranger, Washakie RD
Location Shoshone National Forest
Fremont County, Wyoming
Coordinates N 42° 38.803' W 108° 52.434' (view using Google Maps)
N 42° 38' 48" W 108° 52' 26"
N 42.646710° W 108.873894°
Elevation 9,822 ft (2,994 m)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Washakie Ranger District

Description

Built by the CCC in 1938, Blue Ridge Lookout lies near the Continental Divide in the Wind River Range. The lookout is unique in that it is an open rock structure with fire finder, flag, and stone wall reached by a long flight of stone stairs. The groundhouse, also built by the CCC, is the Louis Lake Guard Station.

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Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Trail to Blue Ridge Lookout (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Wind Ridge Peak (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)

Wind Ridge Peak (9/29/2013 photo by Karl Brauneis)