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Shadow Mountain Lookout

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c. 1933, Civilian Conservation Corps. On Shadow Mountain Trail (NR)

The CCC built this fine fortress, the last fire detection tower left in the park, in the rustic style of the National Park Service. The three-story tower overlooking Shadow Mountain Lake and Recreation Area is 13 feet square at its base. Battered, uncoursed rubblestone supports the third-story overhanging log porch of a frame and glass lookout.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


What's Nearby


Thomas J. Noel, "Shadow Mountain Lookout", [Grand Lake, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 457-457.

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