Morehead Mountain Lookout Site
US 2080, ID 31
Morehead Mountain Lookout - 2015

Morehead Mountain Lookout - 2015 - courtesy of Gregg Burgess

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 2080, ID 31 (view other lookout sites in United States, Idaho)
Date Registered May 22, 2022
Nominated by Brad Eells
Location Boise National Forest
Valley County, Idaho
Coordinates N 44° 33.905' W 115° 21.541' (view using Google Maps)
N 44° 33' 54" W 115° 21' 32"
N 44.565091° W 115.359017°
Elevation 8,516 ft (2,596 m)
Built 1934
Removed 2021
National Historic Lookout Register US 1450, ID 143
Administered by U.S. Forest Service
Cooperators Challis National Forest


Morehead Mountain Lookout was originally constructed in 1933 and destroyed that year by a lightning strike. The R1/L-4 ground cabin was rebuilt in 1934.

The lookout was refurbished by a Treasure Valley Back Country Horsemen volunteer crew in 2015, including the removal on a non-original catwalk.

The lookout is located within the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Morehead Mountain was reported destroyed in the Boundary Fire on September 9, 2021.


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Cabin Interior

Cabin Interior - courtesy of Gregg Burgess

1966 photo

1966 photo - courtesy of Ray Davis