Hahns Peak Lookout

Routt National Forest

Elevation: 10759

Status: Standing, in disrepair, stabilized in 2013 and 2014

Year Built: 1908

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The first lookout on Hahnís Peak on the Routt National Forest in the northern Colorado Rockies was a stone shelter built by the U.S. Forest Service in 1908. Four years later, authorization was received to build one of the first two permanent lookouts in the Rocky Mountain Region (the other was Harney Mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota). More than one ton of cement and building materials were packed up to the 10,759-foot-high site.

See the HistoriCorps website for information on the stabilization of the Hahns Peak Lookout and on volunteering to help with the project.

Denver, Colorado's television station, CBS4, posted this story about Hahns Peak on April 16, 2014.

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For more photos of Hahns Peak, see this Flickr page.

Visit the National Historic Lookout Register entry for Hahns Peak.

Hahns Peak Cupola, 1945

E.H. Mason

Hahns Peak Cupola, 1945