Monument Ridge Fire Lookout – Bridger-Teton National Forest WY

Description

Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) enrollees stationed in the Bridger-Teton National Forest of Wyoming constructed the Monument Ridge Fire Lookout in 1941. The structure is the only remaining fire lookout in Wyoming assembled with precut logs.

The wooden cabin looks over the Hoback Ranger District and has a sweeping view of the surrounding mountain ranges. The lookout was used to identify and fight forest fires until the 1970s, when it was decommissioned by the U.S. Forest Service.

Today, the Monument Ridge Fire Lookout is a common destination for hikers, bikers and ATV-riders who traverse the Hoback Mountain Range. It remains in relatively good condition and is eligible for historic preservation efforts.

Source notes

“Lookouts, Latrines, and Lodgepole Cabins: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Intermountain Region, Bridger-Teton National Forest. March 2003. Administrative Facilities of Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, 1904-1955. Volume One, Historic Context Statement: 87.https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/fsbdev3_042219. pdf.  

“Lookouts, Latrines, and Lodgepole Cabins: United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service Intermountain Region, Bridger-Teton National Forest.” March 2003. Administrative Facilities of Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, 1904-1955. Volume Two, Evaluations: 27. http://npshistory.com/publications/usfs/region/4/bridger-teton/hcs-2.pdf.

“Monument Ridge Project Underway Through 2022,” Buckrail.com, July 5, 2020. https://buckrail.com/monument-ridge-project-underway-through-2022/.

Project originally submitted by Shae Corey on September 8, 2022.

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Location Info


Bridger-Teton National Forest, WY 82922

Coordinates: 43.1841, -110.4592

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