Clara Peak Lookout Site
US 1603, NM 2
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Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1603, NM 2 (view other lookout sites in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered August 30, 2015
Nominated by Mark Gutzman
Location Santa Fe National Forest
Rio Arriba County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 36° 02.142' W 106° 14.424' (view using Google Maps)
N 36° 02' 09" W 106° 14' 25"
N 36.035702° W 106.240398°
Elevation 8,551 ft (2,606 m)
Built 1951
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Clara Peak Lookout formerly stood in Espanola Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest. Built in 1951, it featured a 14'x14' L-4 ground house constructed of stuccoed cinderblocks. It had metal frame windows with wooden shutters and a wood frame roof. An outhouse, storage shed, and cistern were also constructed at the same time as the lookout.

The tower was removed sometime between 1988 and 2015.


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