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Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain Fire Lookout

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Squaw Mountain Fire Lookout
1936, Civilian Conservation Corps. Off Colorado Highway 103 via Forest Road 192.1.

Battered stone walls above a square concrete base form one-room living quarters. The wood-frame lookout above has a cantilevered catwalk around a central enclosed room with large glass panels on all sides, topped by a hipped roof. Also on the site atop Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain (formerly Squaw Mountain) are a peak locator on a stone pedestal and a stone pit toilet with a shed roof of flat stones. No longer used as a fire lookout, the structure now serves as an information booth and welcome center.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel
Updated By: 
Catherine Boland Erkkila (2022)



  • 1936

  • 2021

    Renamed Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain

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Thomas J. Noel, "Mestaa’ėhehe Mountain Fire Lookout", [Idaho Springs, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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