First developed with a cabin in 1924, replaced in 1928 with a cupola cabin, the present 10' treated timber tower with L-4 cab, built in 1952 had stood abandoned since the 1970's. The lookout was totally restored from 1996-1997, and is staffed as an interpretive site during the summer.
Wenatchee National Forest
11 miles northeast of Cle Elum
Kittitas County, Washington
Elevation 5361'
USGS Benchmark SX1184
USGS Benchmark SX1185
USGS Benchmark SX1186
USGS Benchmark SX1187

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Red Top in 1945 Red Top in 1952 Red Top in 1998 Red Top in 2009
Photos courtesy of Mike Matanich, the Fire Lookout Museum and Rex Kamstra