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Monjeau Lookout

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About This Campground

Monjeau Lookout is a famous landmark on the Smokey Bear Ranger District built originally in 1936 and then reconstructed in 1940 as part of a Civilian Conservation Corps project.  This site is a wonderful and adventurous place to visit.  Roads leading up to the site are dirt and can be…


For Campers

  • Trash
  • Phone Service
  • Toilets
  • Fires

For Vehicles


    • Drive In
      Park next to your campsite


    1 Review of Monjeau Lookout

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    Reviewed Jun. 11, 2018

    Amazing view that will leave you breathless... because it is at 9,500 feet!

    The drive up is full of narrow switchbacks that you just hope and pray nobody else happens to be coming around at the same time as you are. There are some quite steep grades as well. Whoever set the speed limit at 30 miles per hour must have been a daredevil before they found employment as a civil…

    • The milky way as viewed from the campground below the tower.
    • Sunset at the top.


    Monjeau Lookout is located in New Mexico


    Follow NM 48 north out of Ruidoso 4 miles. Turn west (left) on NM 532 for 1 mile. Turn north (right) on Forest Road 117 for 5 miles. The last 3 miles may be rough.


    33.431394854390106 N
    105.73083752382064 W

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