Photo by USDA Forest Service - 1950.
|Nearest city||Villa Madonna, New Mexico|
|Area||less than one acre|
|Built by||Civilian Conservation Corps|
|Architectural style||Rustic style|
|MPS||National Forest Fire Lookouts in the Southwestern Region TR|
|NRHP reference No.||87002483|
|Added to NRHP||January 27, 1988|
|Designated NMSRCP||March 4, 1988|
Monjeau Lookout was completed in 1940 by the Civilian Conservation Corps to serve as a fire lookout tower within Lincoln National Forest, New Mexico, United States, and remains in active use as a destination for forest visitors. The structure is a 14’ x 14’ native stone tower which contains living quarters, and is topped with a 7’x7’ metal-frame cab.
Monjeau Lookout is reached via a 5.5 mile National Forest gravel road, north of Ruidoso, New Mexico. There are three parking and camping areas a mile or two below the Lookout. The last mile or so of NF117 going up to the Monjeau Lookout has been closed by a gate for some time, so no vehicle traffic goes to the top. To reach the structure, one must then hike up the road with its gain of another 300 ft in altitude. The structure has suffered over time. The restroom at the top parking lot is also closed (August 2020).
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
- "Monjeau Lookout". nhlr.org. Archived from the original on 2011-07-27. Retrieved 2010-04-06.
- "New Deal Properties Listed in the State Register of Cultural Properties" (pdf). Retrieved 2010-04-06.
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