Some butthead or buttheads broke into the historic 1912 Hahn’s Peak Lookout near Steamboat and the U.S. Forest Service wants your help tracking them down. 9News reports the vandals broke several windows and the door. Repairs are expected to cost around $5,000. A $100,000 restoration effort was undertaken on the tower and surrounding trails in 2017.
“We all share these places, they’re on public land and they belong to all of us. And we should treat them as if they belong to us. Take interest in our historic places and what they tell us about our history. Who we are, where we came from. Because those are important lessons. Historic structures are such a tangible way to learn those lessons it’s important to take care of them.” -Emily Katzman Historic Routt County Executive Director
The public is being asked to help provide information about recent vandalism to Hahns Peak Lookout in Routt National Forest. Significant damage to the historic structure occurred just before the 4th of July holiday. A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of those who are responsible. Call 970-870-6226 or 800-230-9339. You can also text NAMB followed by your tip to 274637. Please share widely!