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National Forest Cabin Mt. Baldy-Buckhorn Ridge Lookout
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Mt. Baldy-Buckhorn Ridge Lookout has been used as an observation point for detecting forest fires since 1910. In 1914 a permanent lookout was stationed in a tent and a 45' pole tower with a platform was erected. A telephone line was strung to the Sylvanite Ranger Station. A log cabin was built in 1927 and sometime between 1932 and 1940 a cupola was added. The current facility was built in 1957. This lookout contains 144 square feet and is located on a 26 foot tower.This lookout is equipped with a propane cook stove, heater, and refrigerator. One bunk with three mattresses, table, 2 chairs, shovel, bucket and cleaning gear. Water sources are limited in the area and there is no water at the lookout. We recommend taking your own drinking water as all open water is considered contaminated. The lookout can be reserved 3 days in advance of your stay by contacting the Ranger Station or Contact the National Recreation Reservation Service at 1-877-444-6777 or, the cabin can be reserved 180 days in advance of your stay. $35.00 per night, 14 day stay limit. Wildlife viewing opportunities are plentiful and the viewing aesthetics are extraordinary. Due to tower height, we discourage bringing children.
MAILING ADDRESS 12858 US Highway 2
Troy, MT 59935
CONTACT 406-295-4693
FAX 406-293-7410
SEASON 6/1 - 9/30 weather permitting
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS From Troy, Montana follow Highway 2 west 9.5 miles to the Yaak Highway 508. Follow Yaak Highway 508 18 miles north to Meadow Creek Road 524. Follow Road 524, 1 mile to junction with Road 745, take road 745 approximately 4 miles to the Baldy Mountain Lookout Road 591. Follow 591 to Road 5954. Take Road 5954 to the lookout.

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