Spruce – Pajarito Mountain, NM

The Spruce lift was damaged by a wildfire in July 2011.
The bottom terminal was left unscathed.
Loading area and maintenance carrier at tower 1.
Riblet plaque.
View up at tower 3.
Looking down the line from near the summit.
When the fire burned through the top unloading ramp, it severed the haul rope and sent all chairs to the ground.
A new hydraulically tensioned top terminal was constructed downhill of the old counterweight/carriage structure.
A new operator house was also built.
Foundations from the old station.
The entire former top station sits in pieces just feet away from the new one.
Middle section of the lift line.
The first few towers.
Remains of the top terminal unloading ramp.
These towers were reconstructed.

One thought on “Spruce – Pajarito Mountain, NM

  1. RT January 24, 2020 / 11:14 am

    Thanks for including the history pertaining to the lift. Impressive that you were able to obtain high quality photos of the damage from the fire.


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