9:55 am - Thursday September 21, 2017

Pike National Forest Devil’s Head Lookout TowerRestoration Beginning‏

USFS DEVIL’S HEAD LOOKOUT TOWER RESTORATION WORK TO BEGIN

 

The Pike National Forest – South Platte Ranger District is implementing a temporary closure of the Devil’s Head Lookout Tower while restoration work takes place August 13 – Sept. 6, 2013.

 

Visitors will be able to hike Devils Head Lookout Trail and the stairs leading to the Tower. However, temporary closures may be necessary for safety reasons while materials are transported in and out of the work site. In addition, the lookout cabin may be open to the public August 31 – September 2 during the Labor Day Holiday.

 

Volunteers from Historicorp and Passport-In-Time will join skilled instructors from Colorado Preservation, Inc. to restore the deteriorated historic lookout cabin located on Devil’s Head Mountain of the Pike National Forest.

 

This partnership between Historicorps and the U.S. Forest Service aims to preserve this nationally significant historic site for another century. This project was funded, in part, by a Colorado State Historical Fund Grant from History Colorado and the Colorado Historical Society.

 

The Lookout is 101 years old and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

For additional information, please contact the South Platte Ranger District at 303-275-5610.

 

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