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Rough ride but worth the view.

You can only get to the fire tower sometime after the 4th of July, when the road opens, and up... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
EnglewoodRick
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Englewood, Florida
firewatch

great place in the middle of the forest for a day trip and the guy whom was living there for the... read more

Reviewed February 7, 2018
HCYECJake
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Kerrville, Texas
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“fire tower” (4 reviews)
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

You can only get to the fire tower sometime after the 4th of July, when the road opens, and up until the road is closed due to weather. You are allowed to climb the stairway to the top while the volunteers are there so you...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2018

great place in the middle of the forest for a day trip and the guy whom was living there for the summer was having lots of fun explaining everything. I can see my cabin from here!

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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

We visit this tower about once a year. I went when I was a child in the 60's when it was an active lookout tower. Took our kids when they were young and take visiting friends when they come to see the Colorado mountains. Sometimes...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a rare opportunity to get a rangers view of a historical fire tower. Deadman Lookout Station is just a couple of (easier) miles off the pass road. There are few of these cool outdated towers still in existence allowing you to personally understand...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2017

Visiting the Deadman Lookout Fire Tower is a great day trip while traveling in the Rocky Mtns in Northern Colorado. Make sure your vehicle has SUV clearances, as the road can be rough getting there. Don't be in a hurry. Make sure you have accurate...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place to visit while in the Roosevelt Forest. You can climb the ladder to get a great view of the area. Kind of scary if you are afraid of hikes...

Thank Brigitte B
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

It is a long, bumpy drive to the fire tower, but worth it. It is generally open only on weekends during the summer months. But the view from the base is amazing, and if you climb the tower when it is open the multi-state view...More

Thank Jim S
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Drove out to Deadman Lookout. It was too tall for me to climb (I don't care for heights). My husband went to the top and loved it. You can see for miles. There are several paths that you can wander and just enjoy the scenery....More

Thank Sherry F
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Reviewed 21 December 2015

To get here you must travel up a gravel, mostly unimproved road. And, not open in winter. When you can get here worth while trip.

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dfoxeng
27 August 2017|
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Response from William Z | Reviewed this property |
I have worked the 'Tower' for 4 seasons now. It is open everyday during the summer, weather permitting. The goal is to open no later than July 1 and attempt to stay open to mid-September. The Tower is staffed by... More
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