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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Mount Lemmon

Fun and beautiful drive. You travel from the desert floor up through the Saguaro Cacti into Pines... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2017
Bastrop, Texas
via mobile
Scenic ride with Lookouts

Lovely way to spend an afternoon while visiting Tucson. The trip takes you from a desert climate to... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2017
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“beautiful drive” (227 reviews)
“ski lift” (136 reviews)
“ski area” (103 reviews)
Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Fun and beautiful drive. You travel from the desert floor up through the Saguaro Cacti into Pines at the top. It’s a little over 8,000 feet elevation. Some people may have problems with such a quick change in elevation. A number of pull outs allow...More

1  Thank bastrop70
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Lovely way to spend an afternoon while visiting Tucson. The trip takes you from a desert climate to a nearly Alpine climate in less than an hour.

Thank 52,725,272
Reviewed 10 December 2017

a view filled and interesting drive and a great contrast to the flat expanses below. .. about half way up the hoodoos are of particular interest worth a stop.

Thank trelane
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Take about 3-4 hours to enjoy the drive and to get out and walk around the many pull-offs and parks. Beautiful.

Thank CMPTexas
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

This drive to Mt. Lemmon was a highlight of our trip to Tucson. This drive should be in everyone's to do list when in the area . We saw a lot of cyclists making the trek up the mount, really amazing.

Thank T L
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and i road the ski lift to the top. Very quiet and cooler up there. On back side of mountain we saw where they had a fire that burnt trees. Didnt see any animals there but was hoping to see some. Would like...More

1  Thank rsparenga
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

I took my eldest son up to Mt. Lemmon. We stopped for a,bite to eat at the Saw Mill Inn. A great time to make memories and truly enjoy the environment.

Thank JamesBurlile
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Excellent drive up this mountain. Be aware however it is quite long - about 45 minutes drive from the entrance, and the entrance is quite a way from Tucson. The road is winding and this together with speed limits (which are enforced) mean that you...More

Thank JandJ71
Reviewed 3 December 2017

This scenic byway has absolutely stunning scenes and pull-offs to park and take pictures. If it's 100º F in Tucson, it's 70º F on Mt. Lemon at 9,000 feet elevation.

Thank Kirt P
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Enjoyed driving thru some beautiful varied scenery. Road in excellent condition. It is wonderful that they have a bike lane all the way up making it safe for the bikers. Well signed for areas to stop and take in the views and also take photos....More

Thank Anne H
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Bonnie H
9 February 2018|
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Response from maryrO2110CU | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are shops there, but I didn't go for cookies so don't know yet about the cookie shop.
Jackie G
25 January 2018|
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Response from aquiel |
Yes, there is snow on top. The status of the Catalina Highway can change at any time. To get the most up-to-date information, call the Pima County Sheriff's Department road closure hotline at 520-547-7510.
13 January 2018|
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Response from magicdragon007 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many motorhomes make the trip up the mountain. The road is blacktopped all the way up and always in good repair. The grade is not too steep for your vehicle. For off-roaders, there is a trail down the back of... More