Medicine Bow Peak Lookout Site
US 1704, WY 1

Photo courtesy of American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

Lookout Details

Registry Numbers US 1704, WY 1 (view other lookout sites in United States, Wyoming)
Date Registered December 7, 2017
Nominated by Pat Lynch
Location Medicine Bow National Forest
Albany County, Wyoming
Coordinates N 41° 21.621' W 106° 19.042' (view using Google Maps)
N 41° 21' 37" W 106° 19' 03"
N 41.360346° W 106.317372°
Elevation 12,009 ft (3,660 m)
Built circa 1909 (original lookout)
Administered by U.S. Forest Service


Located at over 12,000 feet in elevation, Medicine Bow Peak provides 360-degree views of the surrounding terrain. A small wooden ground cabin was built on the site about 1909. It was later replaced by a larger structure that featured a cupola. A house for watchmen was located down the mountain on the shore of Lake Marie.


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