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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Beautiful. Wonderful trails. Was not crowded. Hiked the Marshall Gulch. Would love to camp there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Marcia B
Gilbert, Arizona
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This can be a very enjoyable trip winter or summer but if you are from Colorado, Montana or one of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Carl W
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Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Wonderful trails. Was not crowded. Hiked the Marshall Gulch. Would love to camp there sometime in future.

Thank Marcia B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This can be a very enjoyable trip winter or summer but if you are from Colorado, Montana or one of the big mountain states you may want to pass this one up. Fishing, pickniking, and hiking nearly year around. Sking and sledding in the winter!

Thank Carl W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a drive out of town to escape our summer cabin fever. Great time had by all with a picnic and hiking. Weekends are busy, go early.

Thank 843lucindam
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went from Saguaro National Park 105 degree heat to Mt Lemmon 59 degrees in one hour drive. The views along the drive up are amazing and the changes in the topography of the mountain is unbelievable. When you get to the top take the...More

Thank JEBrown67
Reviewed 4 days ago

I cannot begin to describe how amazing Mt Lemmon is. No other big city like Phoenix aecen comes close to having something like this. It's like being able to drive into northern California, but just an hour away from the low desert surrounding the city....More

Thank T0mas17
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took some family up for the first time, they loved it! FYI go to the cookie cabin for huge plate sized cookies.

Thank maroongurl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Almost 9000 feet above the desert, Mt Lemmon offers an escape from the heat as well as some outstanding views. Cactus morphs subtley into pine forrest as you climb and the rocky outcrops project changing images as the mountain road meanders between them.

Thank M D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Breathtaking views and vistas. Hikng hiking hiking. Nature nature nature. Great cobbler at the ski lift. Home made fudge at the store. Picnic areas all along the road. Alpine trees 6k get and up.

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tucson to Mt Lemmon is a 30 drive into the mountains and 60 minutes to the top. If you are a hiker or camper this is must. Visitors are amazed by the views, panoramas, and sudden change in the climate. Your reward is a piece...More

Thank Dan S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't miss out on going up to Mount Lemon when visiting Tucson. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes, protective clothing, take plenty of water and take a hike! You won't be disappointed! There is a general store and a fun place for lunch that makes...More

Thank azcookie
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dan p
13 August 2017|
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Response from colleen l | Reviewed this property |
You don't need to get out of your car for some fantastic views!!! There are even a few pull off sections. Lots and lots of trees. It's too beautiful not to experience.
Francesca d
20 June 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
I would say from about one hour after sunrise to about one hour before sunset local Tucson time. There is not a toll to travel the scenic route, just a lot of curves and beautiful vistas to look out over.
9 May 2017|
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Response from tchrs | Reviewed this property |
Windy Point about 1/2 way up. The are 4 campgrounds all with restrooms. Also lookouts near the top and Marshall Gulch. Probably 10 or more places.