Up Up 40-Foot Lookout Tower


This lookout is a 40-foot wooden tower perched on a beautiful rock pinnacle. A hiking trail is available for those that wish to explore the Eagle Peak roadless area. The lookout is a fantastic vista for views of the St. Regis River drainage and the high alpine country.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Planned opening 6/15/2020. Superior Ranger District 406-822-4233. Recreation.gov for reservations
Fees $30.00 per night. Visit Recreation.gov to make reservations.
Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: No smoking in tower. No pets inside tower. Discourage bringing children because the tower is 40 feet in height with exterior open stairway. Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: DeBorgia, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Vault toilet
Information Center: Superior Ranger District, 406-822-4233

General Information

General Notes: Accommodations include propane lights and a wall-mounted heater. There are no cooking facilities or refrigeration. At the base of the tower is a fire pit with grill. A twin bed with mattress and cover is available. Two more people may occupy tower and bring sleeping bags or camp at ground level. You can drive directly to the tower.
Directions: Up-Up 40' Lookout Tower is located 80 miles west of Missoula on I-90 Ward Creek Exit 26. Exit 26 is only accessable from I-90 eastbound. If traveling west bound go to the Drexel exit 25 and return eastbound. Travel on road 889 for 3.2 miles, turn right on road 3816 and travel 14 miles to Up Up Lookout.

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This lookout is a 40-foot wooden tower built in the 1930s and was used as a fire lookout tower. With the use of aircraft for fire detection, less lookouts have been staffed in recent years and many converted to cabin rentals. Discourage bringing children because the tower is 40 feet in height with exterior, open stairway.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate


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5900 feet