Clay Butte Lookout
US 267, WY 7

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 267, WY 7 (view other lookouts in United States, Wyoming)
Date Registered June 1, 1998
Nominated by Brent Larson, District Ranger
Location Shoshone National Forest
Park County, Wyoming
Coordinates N 44° 56.655' W 109° 37.587' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 56' 39" W 109° 37' 35"
N 44.944250° W 109.626455°
Elevation 9,755 ft (2,973 m)
Built 1942
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Clarks Fork Ranger District


Located above the Beartooth Scenic Highway on the Shoshone National Forest in the high peaks northeast of Yellowstone National Park, Clay Butte Lookout was first used as a fire detection point in the early 1900s. The flattop 14’ x 14’ cab with catwalk was completed by the CCC in 1942. The visitor center structure was added at the base in 1962. A popular attraction, the site has been staffed by volunteers since 1975.


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