Badger from a distance

Keith Argow, 1958

Pike's Peak from Badger

Keith Argow, 1958

Pike's Peak from Badger Firefinder

Badger Mountain Lookout

Pike National Forest

Elevation: 11428

Status: Removed

Year Built: 1954, by US Army

Year Removed: 1973?

Structure Type: 40 ft steel, 7x7 cab

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From Dave Bula:
By 1969, its use was down to that of during extreme fire danger only. It was still standing as of 1972, but there were plans to remove it within a year or two. For the decade of 1960-1969, Badger was credited with first detections on just 17 lightning and four man-caused fires. By comparison, Devil's Head was credited with 107 lightning-caused and 20 man-caused fires for the same period and aircraft were credited with 26 lightning-caused and five man-caused detections. The other 513 fires of that decade were first detected by "other" means.

Visit the Former Fire Lookout Site Register entry for Badger Mountain Lookout.

Badger tower

Keith Argow, 1958