July 12, 1911: "A crew is at work constructing a telephone line from Columbine to Ed Burnett's mine, on the east side of Hahns peak. Mr. Burnett discovered the Elk river fire last year, but had no way of communicating the news other than walking to the nearest telephone. So a lookout station will be erected at the Burnett mine and forest fires will be detected from that point. Mr. Burnett will work in conjunction with the forest service and at present has a powerful telescope, which he uses on such occasions." (Steamboat Pilot)
August 16, 1911: "The improvement crew of the local forest office returned from Hahns Peak last night. The crew has been out several weeks and completed several projects, including ten miles of trail from Hahns Peak to Slater and California park for fire patrol and three and one half miles of telephone line from Hahns Peak to the Burnett lookout station for forest fire service." (Steamboat Pilot)
Used as a lookout point prior to the establishment of the Hahn's Peak Lookout.