Kit Carson, Colorado: Kit Carson Observation Tower

Ornate metal structure. Every town should have at least one.

Kit Carson Museum

US Hwy 40, Kit Carson, CO
Downtown, on the north side of US Hwy 287/40, just east of Park St. Behind a fence, but visible from the street.
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Kit Carson Observation Tower

This is inside the fence to the Kit Carson museum. Visible from Main Street. It appears you can only access it from the museum.

[Mandy, 12/06/2019]

Ornate Observation Tower.

Kit Carson Observation Tower

It appears to be welded out of old rusty tools and metal objects. Just awesome.

[Paul Kraus, 11/01/2005]

The 35-foot-tall "lighthouse" was built out of scrap metal in the 1950s by a retired submarine welder named Owen Moreland. It marked his property in the now-ghost-town of Aroya, before it was moved here.

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