Hager Mountain Lookout sits at an elevation of 7,195 feet, offering guests spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area. It is one of a diminishing number of lookouts still staffed for fire detection annually during the fire season and is open to guests in the winter months. The site is available for rent from November 15 to May 15, offering a unique lodging experience for guests seeking a bit of solitude and relaxation. For the remainder of the year, it is staffed by Forest Service personnel. This rugged, winter destination awaits the most enthusiastic outdoor adventurers as it is only accessible by foot, snowshoes or cross-country skis. Skiing or snowshoeing can take from a couple of hours to half a day or more, depending on weather conditions and one's physical endurance. Travel into remote locations in the winter requires experience and advance preparation. Although the cabin has some basic amenities, guests must bring many of their own supplies to ensure an enjoyable experience. While traveling to Hager Mountain Lookout, weather conditions can change quickly and dramatically. Let others know of your travel plans and carry communication, such as a cell phone. Please bring your own garbage bags, "Pack it in, Pack it out". Cookware, and bedding other than the three mattresses are not provided. Do not split wood on the porch or inside the cabin; this practice is damaging the site. Split wood down by the shed. There is no water at the look out. Carry in your own water or melt snow when available. Be prepared for winter conditions and the possibility of having to camp out on the trail overnight. Let others know of your travel plans, and carry communication, water and food. The trail to the lookout is uphill and can be very strenuous depending on snow conditions. Arrive early and allow extra time for bad weather or losing the route. Several groups have become disorientated and required search and rescues teams to assist them in the past. Plan ahead and be prepared! Please contact the Ranger District at (541) 576-2107 prior to arriving at the cabin to check on any restrictions or conditions, such as fire or road closures, weather or storms that may affect the quality of your visit.
- Fire Pit
- Picnic Table