Shadow Mountain Lookout

SE of Grand Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Lake, Colorado 80447 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Wed 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • No Public
    Restrooms
Remove Ads

“built in 1932”

The Shadow Mountain Lookout, also known as the Shadow Mountain Patrol Cabin, was built in Rocky Mountain National Park in 1932, to the design of the National Park Service San Francisco Landscape Architecture Division. It was regarded as one of the best National Park Service Rustic buildings in the national park system. It is now the only fire lookout surviving in Rocky Mountain National Park. Three other lookouts, now gone, were located at Twin Sisters Peak, the north fork of the Thompson River and near Long's Peak. The lookout was built by Civilian Conservation Corps labor.Situated at an elevation of 9923 feet, the lookout is a three-story structure, with the first two stories in stone masonry, appearing to grow from a rock outcropping. The frame third story is topped by a pyramidal roof. The structure is near the summit of Shadow Mountain, looking over Grand Lake. The first floor has been used for visitor contact, while the second floor has been used as employee accommodation, usually for a married couple who would keep watch and deal with the public. The last summer season for use was 1978.

Read More >
Add Review
Thanks!
Your Rating
1
2
3
4
5

Be the first to add a review to the Shadow Mountain Lookout.

Shadow Mountain Lookout

SE of Grand Lake In Rocky Mountain National Park
Grand Lake, Colorado
80447 USA

Hours

Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Is there a problem with this listing? Let us know.

  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • No Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Free Parking
Remove Ads

Nearby Hotels

Grand Lake, Colorado
FastBook
$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Grand Lake, Colorado
FastBook
$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Grand Lake, Colorado
FastBook

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Grand Lake, Colorado
FastBook
$$

Click to find a
great deal for this hotel

Grand Lake, Colorado
Remove Ads
5727049