1935: A 14 x 14 foot wood frame ground cabin was constructed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps.
June 19, 1946: "William J. Fry, lookout on Barefoot peak two miles from the fire, reported today that smoke from the fire completely enveloped his lookout station." (Prescott Evening Courier)
1988: National Register of Historical Places:"Barfoot Lookout Complex (added 1988 - - #87002463)
June 8, 2011: "Also on Thursday, two private cabins, a U.S. Forest Service bunkhouse and two bathrooms at Rustler Campground and Barfoot Lookout were destroyed during the fast fire run." (Arizona Range News) The Horseshoe Two Fire overran the lookout on the 2nd of June.