UP UP LOOKOUT, MT

Up Up Lookout is 40 feet tall and perched on a beautiful rock pinnacle in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana. It is close to the Idaho border, giving guests a bird's eye view of the entire area. The lookout is a fantastic place by which to view the St. Regis River drainage...
Status: Open through Mon Oct 13 2014   Season Dates

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Know Before You Go
  • Water is not available at the facility
  • This facility is located in a remote area; before making a reservation, become aware of bear, water and weather safety
  • The cabin remains locked; a week before your scheduled arrival, contact the Superior Ranger District during office hours to obtain a key code
  • All garbage, food and personal belongings must be packed out
  • Smoking and pets are prohibited at the lookout
  • Learn more about the Lolo National Forest
  • Don't Move Firewood: Prevent the spread of tree-killing pests by obtaining firewood near your destination and burning it on-site. For more information visit dontmovefirewood.org.
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AREA UP UP LOOKOUT CABIN NONELECTRIC 4 0
Pets Allowed - no
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Overview

Overview

Up Up Lookout is 40 feet tall and perched on a beautiful rock pinnacle in the Bitterroot Mountains of western Montana. It is close to the Idaho border, giving guests a bird's eye view of the entire area. The lookout is a fantastic place by which to view the St. Regis River drainage and the high alpine country.

The tower can be accessed by vehicle. Children are discouraged, as the tower has an exterior open stairway. Guests are responsible for their own travel arrangements and safety, and must bring several of their own amenities.

Natural Features:

The wooden tower was built in the 1930s and used as a fire lookout for several years. It is situated between the main highway and the Idaho border, at an elevation of 5,900 feet. With the growing use of aircraft for fire detection, fewer lookouts have been staffed in recent years and many are converted to cabin rentals available to the public.

The Lolo National Forest is home to many species of wildlife, from mule deer, whitetail deer, elk, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, black bear, mountain lions and moose, to many varieties of smaller animals and birds. Wildlife viewing areas offer guests ample opportunity to view animals in their natural habitat.

Recreation:

The Up Up Ridge Trail takes visitors into the spectacular Ward and Eagle peaks roadless area, where visitors will find several scenic alpine lakes and various points of exploration. The trail leads to other trails, which take hikers and mountain bikers to the 7,300-foot Eagle Peak, providing ample views of the surrounding area.

Big game hunters often camp along the ridge. It is also a great place to see vibrantly colored fall leaves, beautiful waterfalls, wildlife, do some berry picking and even fishing. The area holds many scenic and recreational attractions. The trail leads all the way to the Idaho state line, near Ward Peak.

Facilities:

The lookout can sleep up to four people and is equipped with a twin bed and mattress pad. It has propane lights and a heater. There are no cooking facilities or refrigeration. A campfire ring with a grill is provided at the base of the tower, as is as an outhouse with a vault toilet.

Guests will need to bring water for drinking, cooking and cleaning purposes, as well as cooking equipment and fuel. Bedding, towels, soap, cooking and eating utensils, matches, toilet paper and garbage bags are not provided. Guests will need to clean the facility prior to leaving.

Booking Window
Fri Sep 19 2014 - Wed Mar 18 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Season Dates

Season Schedule

Park Season Start End
Peak Fri Jun 13 2014 Mon Oct 13 2014
Peak Mon Jun 15 2015 Thu Oct 15 2015
Services and Amenities
Within Facility
  • Bed(s)
  • Berry Picking
  • Birding
  • Campfire Rings
  • Cooking Pots
  • Grills
  • Heater
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Hunting
  • Mattress(es)
  • Mountain Biking
  • Propane Lights
  • Star Gazing
  • Table & Chairs
  • Trailheads
  • Vault Toilets
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Visitors Center
Fees and Cancellation Policies

Fees and Cancellation

Fee Information
Payment in full will be charged to your credit card upon completion of the reservation. A $9.00 non-refundable on line reservation fee may be charged for some facilities.

Payment Methods Accepted On-line:
Visa Mastercard Amex Discover UnionPay JCB

Changes and Cancellations
A $10.00 service fee will apply if you change or cancel your reservation. Late cancellations are subject to additional fees. For full details see NRRS Reservation Policy


Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
Peak Season
Jun 13 2014 -
Oct 13 2014
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00
Peak Season
Jun 15 2015 -
Oct 15 2015
CABIN NONELECTRIC $30.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
Getting There
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
47.33222, -115.34333
47°19'56"N, 115°20'36"W

From Missoula, travel west on I-90 for about 80 miles to Ward Creek (exit 26). Continue about 3 miles on Forest Road 889, then turn right onto Forest Road 3816 and continue 14 miles to the lookout. Maps are available online or for purchase by calling the Superior Ranger District.
Contact Information

Mailing Address:

UP UP LOOKOUT
P.O. BOX 460
SUPERIOR  MT  59872

Phone Number:

Information:  (406)822-4223
Additional Information