Hahns Peak Lookout Rehabilitation

Hahns Peak Fire Lookout


 In 2013, HistoriCorps, in partnership with volunteers from the Trail Crew members of the USDA Forest Service, conducted emergency stabilization on the lookout.

Thanks to grants from the State Historical Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Museum and Heritage Fund of the Board of Routt County Commissioners, historic restoration on the lookout has continued over the next several summers. Work has included reinforcing the floor and walls, electrically grounding the structure, and bringing the lookout to its 1942 – 1947 period of significance.

In 2016 Colorado Preservation Inc. declared Hahns Peak officially saved! However, one week of restoration work remains, which HistoriCorps will complete July 2017. After completing the restoration, Historic Routt County will work with Northwest Colorado Cultural Heritage Programs to erect interpretive signs at the peak so that hikers can learn about the history and significance of the Hahns Peak Lookout onsite.

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