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Black Mountain
Highest point
Elevation 10,889 ft (3,319 m) NAVD 88
Prominence 1,367 ft (417 m)
Location Catron County, New Mexico
Parent range Black Range
Topo map USGS Black Mountain

Black Mountain is a mountain located in Catron County, New Mexico, on the northern boundary of the Gila Wilderness and in the Gila National Forest.

Black Mountain stands within the watershed of the Gila River, which drains into the Colorado River and thence into the Gulf of California in Mexico. The eastern and northern slopes of Black Mountain drain into the East Fork of the Gila River; the western and southern sides drain into the Middle Fork.

Currently (February 2014) the Forest Service web page states that the summit lookout tower is closed. The area was severely impacted by the Miller fire in 2011 but the cause of the closure is not stated on the Forest Service web page.

Black Mountain Lookout Cabin

Black Mountain Lookout Cabin
Location Gila National Forest, Black Mountain, New Mexico
Built 1925
MPS National Forest Fire Lookouts in the Southwestern Region TR
NRHP reference No. 87002474
Added to NRHP January 28, 1988

The Black Mountain Lookout Cabin was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Built in 1925, it is noted for its architectural and historical significance.

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