If a place is named “Lookout,” you know the views are going to be worth the trip! Join us above the hullabaloo of thriving Glenwood Springs this fall, during Colorado’s “turning of the aspens,” to give back to this threatened CCC site, located on historically Ute Nation land.
Our partner at the BLM shares, “The Lookout Mountain CCC Campground was constructed between 1934-1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps Company 826, Camp SP-10-C which was based out of Glenwood Springs. CCC projects occurred across Colorado, but very few projects were completed on what is now BLM lands.” The Civilian Conservation Corps was a Depression-era poverty relief program of the US Government that put young men to work on public benefit projects, especially on public lands. Corps members would receive three square meals per day, and $30 per month – $25 of which was given directly to their families. Learn more about the CCC from Theodore Roosevelt National Park here. Today, visitors still enjoy extraordinary views from Lookout Mountain, but without a well-maintained picnic area, few stay for long.
We will be working on restoring various structures in the picnic area, including the table, fire pits, subsurface bear box, and outhouse. Sign up today!
PROJECT PARTNER: Bureau of Land Management
SESSION DATES: September 12-17 and September 19-24. Please plan to arrive at our campsite no earlier than 6pm and no later than 8pm on the first day of your session.
- Dispersed camping at our campsite below the mountain top is accessible for tents, campervans, and truck campers.
- SMALL trailers can, in a pinch, access this site but the ground is uneven and there are rocks and small boulders, so it’s not advisable!
- Because the road up to the mountain top is 4WD, volunteers should plan to carpool in our work truck on a daily basis to and from the picnic area, or bring their own 4WD vehicle to access the site.