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Grandview Lookout Tree

  • Also Known As: AR-03-07-04-860

  • Vicinity: S of Grandview Pt, Grand Canyon NP, in Kaibab Nf
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Site

This steel lookout tower and two-room cabin were built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Lookout towers represent the U.S. Forest Service's long-standing commitment to fire detection and control.

In the first years after the Forest Service was established in 1905, fire guards patrolled the forest on horseback. The earliest form of lookout structure was simply a platform mounted on a tree. The fire guard would climb the tree, spot the fire and then report it. Eventually, permanent stations such as this one were established. - USDA Forest Service


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Grandview Lookout Tower is located approximately 10 miles east of the Tusayan Ranger District Office. Take FR 302 east from Highway 64/180, just south of the town of Tusayan. Follow FR 302 for about 15 miles to its junction with FR 310. Turn left onto

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Particulars for Grandview Lookout Tree:
Area of Significance Conservation
Owner Federal
Category for Historic Use Government
Criteria Historic Event
Level of Significance Local
Area of Significance Politics-government
Sight Category Site

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration: 13th January 1992

Registry Name: Grandview Lookout Tree
Registry Address: S of Grandview Pt., Grand Canyon NP, in Kaibab NF
Registry Number: 91001945
Resource Type: Site
Theme Group: National Forest Fire Lookouts in the Southwestern Region TR
Owner: Federal
Contributing Sites: 1
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Certification: Listed in the National Register
Level of Significance: Local
Area of Significance: Conservation, Politics-government
Applicable Criteria: Event
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1925-1949
Historic Function: Government
Current Function: Vacant, not in use
Current Sub-Function:

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This site is now a trailhead for the Arizona Trail. - USDA Forest Service

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