Originally developed in 1911 with a crow's nest lookout, the present 1934-built 100' steel Aermotor tower with 7x7' cab is the only steel lookout tower remaining on the Nez Perce. It is used for emergency detection, and is listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Nez Perce National Forest
6 miles northwest of Elk City
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 6386'
USGS Benchmark QZ0728

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Elk Summit in 1952 Elk Summit L.O.
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum and Gary Weber