We are sad to say that the folks who oversee the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower have notified us that the Tower cannot be opened this year due to cleaning requirements that cannot be met. We are grateful to the Foundation for all the years they have donated a date to the Friends and we hope 2021 will bring fresh hope to us all.
From the Jersey Jim Foundation web site:
“A Room with a View” Live a little bit of history and enjoy an incredible view in Southwestern Colorado with an overnight stay at the Jersey Jim Fire Lookout Tower. Formerly used to detect fires, the live-in tower rises from an aspen-lined meadow in the San Juan National Forest at almost 10,000 feet above sea level.
“The Jersey Jim was home to U.S. Forest Service fire lookouts from the 1940s to the 1970s. An historic log book inside its cab, or living quarters, chronicles their experiences. The Tower was renovated and saved from demolition in 1991 by the Jersey Jim Foundation, a non-profit volunteer organization, which operates and maintains the Tower under permit with the San Juan National Forest.