Established with a camp lookout in 1930, the first permanent structure didn't arrive until 1950. The 2-story 9x9' frame cab was moved second-hand to the summit from a Fish & Wildlife observatory on Lincoln Mtn. In 1962, the present 10' concrete base with R-6 flat cab was built. The lookout is now on the Recreation Rental program, and is one of the most popular cabins on the rental system.
Gallatin National Forest
17 miles SSW of Bozeman
Gallatin County, Montana
Elevation 8245'

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Garnet Mtn. 1950-1962 Garnet Mtn. in 1960 Garnet Mtn. in 2002 Garnet Mtn. in 2002
Photos courtesy the Dave Bula collection, the Fire Lookout Museum and Lyndel Thiesen.