Originally developed in 1919 with a frame cabin atop Guard Peak, then with a cupola cabin and crow's nest atop Downey Peak 1 mile northwest in 1929, the present 10' concrete slab base with L-4 cab built atop the south summit in 1957, remained actively staffed into the 1990's; it is currently available on the Recreation Rental program. The tower was the first Idaho lookout listed on the National Historic Lookout Register.
Coeur D'Alene National Forest
18 miles NNE of Kellogg
Shoshone County, Idaho
Elevation 6031'
USGS Benchmark SV1409

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Guard Peak in 1919 Downey Peak in 1950 Little Guard in 1971 Little Guard in 2018
Photos courtesy of Gary Weber and Tyler McGraw