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Attention: Due to popular demand, reservations for the Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout are limited to two days, with the exception of Labor Day weekend (Friday-Sunday nights). Guests are expected to leave the Lookout by 2:00 p.m. on their check-out day.
SPRUCE MTN FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER, WY
part ofMedicine Bow-Routt NFs & Thunder Basin NG, US Forest Service
Status: Closed through Sat Jun 07 2014 Season Dates
OverviewPerched atop a forested mountain, Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower offers visitors a unique lodging experience in Medicine Bow National Forest in southcentral Wyoming. Historically occupied as a fire lookout, the 55-foot tall structure was renovated and opened to the public for overnight rental in 1977.
The lookout is typically open from June through September. Guests can drive directly to the lookout. Several amenities are provided, but guests should be prepared to pack in some of their own supplies and gear for a comfortable stay.
The lookout offers panoramic views that include Medicine Bow Peak, Rob Roy Reservoir, Jelm Mountain and the southern end of the Snowy Range. Snowdrifts melt in June, welcoming the arrival of wildflowers that splash color on the rocky, timbered hillsides. Wildlife species such as elk, deer, black bears, cougars, squirrels, foxes and bats are supported by the area's diverse forest habitats.
The area around the lookout offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and hunting. The lookout is also ideal for guests who simply want to relax and enjoy picnics, campfires and stargazing at night.
The lookout cabin is furnished with two single beds with mattresses and can accommodate up to four guests. Inside amenities include a table with chairs, cookware, dishes, utensils, cleaning supplies, a propane heater, propane cook stove and oven, propane refrigerator and propane lights.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Laramie, Wyoming, take Highway 130 west toward Centennial, Wyoming. Turn south on Highway 11 through Albany, Wyoming. Spruce Mountain Fire Lookout Tower is located 7 miles west of Albany on Forest Service Road 500, a well-graveled road accessible by 2-wheel drive vehicles.
The road (Forest Service Road 500) to this lookout may have logging operations during daylight hours during your stay. Please read and respect the signs posted at the entrance road for further instructions upon entering this site. If you have questions, call the Medicine Bow National Forest, Laramie District Office during the week at (307) 745-2300.
Mailing Address:SPRUCE MTN FIRE LOOKOUT TOWER
2468 JACKSON STREET
LARAMIE WY 82070
Phone Number:Information: (307)745-2300