HEAVENS GATE LOOKOUT
Started in the 1920's with a camp lookout, the first structure here was a log cabin with cupola, built in 1924. It was destroyed in a 1958 forest fire. Apparently 20 years passed before anyone decided to built another lookout here, this time on the north point. The present 2-story concrete base with modified flat cab was built in 1978 and is staffed during the summer.
Nez Perce National Forest
9 miles southwest of Riggins
Idaho County, Idaho
Elevation 8429'
USGS Benchmark RA1321
USGS Benchmark RA1322
Geocache

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Heavens Gate in 1922 Heavens Gate in 1940 Heavens Gate in 1978 Heavens Gate in 1978 Heavens Gate in 1978 Heavens Gate in 1978 Heavens Gate in 1988 Ray Kresek @ Heavens Gate in 1988 Heavens Gate L.O. Heavens Gate in 2017
Photos courtesy the Fire Lookout Museum, U.S. Forest Service, Gary Weber, and Rex Kamstra