Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ute Mountain Fire Lookout Tower

The Ute Mountain Fire Lookout Tower, built in 1937, is the last standing fire tower with living quarters in Utah. The views from the tower are amazing! The 360 degree view of  Ashley National Forest and the northeastern slope of the Uinta Mountain range are worth the visit. On a clear day you can even see Wyoming and Colorado.

From Manila, Utah turn South on UT 44 and drive 13 miles to Sheep Creek Geological Loop. 
Turn Left onto the Loop. Drive 2 miles to FS 221 and travel 1 mile to FS 55. 
Turn left and drive 1.3 miles until you come to the tower. 

Open June - September Fridays and Saturdays 10:30am-4:00pm.
There is an outhouse but no running water.

We suggest you pack a picnic and enjoy a little extra time on the Sheep Creek Geological Loop