Jackson Peak Lookout was first established in 1927. The current lookout was built in 1981 and is staffed every summer. It is located at an elevation of 8124 feet. The road leading to the lookout begins at Edna Creek Campground located north of Idaho City on Highway 21. Once you turn off the pavement follow the Forest Service signs to the lookout. There is a gate approximately a quarter of a mile from the lookout. If it is closed you will have to hike the final leg to the lookout. The cache is located along the ridge between the gate and lookout.