Smokey Bear (Block) Lookout Site
US 1605, NM 4
Smokey Bear (Block) Lookout

Smokey Bear (Block) Lookout

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1605, NM 4 (view other lookout sites in United States, New Mexico)
Date Registered August 30, 2015
Nominated by Mark Gutzman
Location Lincoln National Forest
Lincoln County, New Mexico
Coordinates N 33° 41.438' W 105° 22.790' (view using Google Maps)
N 33° 41' 26" W 105° 22' 47"
N 33.690628° W 105.379834°
Elevation 6,056 ft (1,846 m)
Built 1931
Administered by U.s. Forest Service


This 1931 ground house-type lookout was where the 1950 fire from which Smokey Bear was rescued was first spotted. The lookout sat on the site of a prehistoric pueblo and was removed in favor of preserving the pueblo.


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