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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Great view!

Great views. If you don’t like heights this might not be for you. Before you start... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Carol W
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Tucson, Arizona, Usa
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Unexpected Delight!

Have half a day to kill (figuratively)? Then take the drive to the top of Mt Lemmon. The scenery... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Mark A
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Lake Shore, Minnesota
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“beautiful drive” (227 reviews)
“ski lift” (136 reviews)
“ski area” (103 reviews)
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"cookie cabin"
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"summer haven"
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

Great views. If you don’t like heights this might not be for you. Before you start driving,depending on the time of year, check road conditions.

Thank Carol W
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Have half a day to kill (figuratively)? Then take the drive to the top of Mt Lemmon. The scenery changes from cactus on the bottom to forest on the top. There are many many pull overs that make for great photo ops. I believe it...More

Thank Mark A
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great day on the mountain with friends one hour drive from Tucson where you can experience the 4 seasons.

Thank Louise R
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

In an hour, you go from Tucson desert to gorgeous Alpine forests.. through some gorgeous scenery where you will stop for pics.. and see hoodoos and rock formations like no where else. We went during summer but they have ski resorts because they do get...More

Thank Lin V
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This drive up the mountain made for a perfect day. Amazing views. Interesting rock formations. Quaint little town at top..Summerhaven.Had a nice lunch at the Sawmill restaurant. The General Store in town is a must stop. Best fudge ever!

Thank Erin W
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We live in Tucson and the one hour drive to Mount Lemmon is well worth it it's a lot cooler in the summer and in the winter is beautiful with the snowfall you can go tubing and also go to the top and ski down...More

Thank Rene M
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

If you are in Tucson (or the surrounding area), you owe it to yourself to drive up to Mt Lemmon for the day. The drive is beautiful and the smell is everything you can imagine.

Thank SkyesParents
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We have a family tradition of going up every October to see the Aspen's leaves change color. Definitely a must! While up there don't forget to grab some fudge!

Thank Bethel c
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Don't leave Tucson without doing this drive. I had no idea how many beautiful vistas I would see, got so many beautiful photos! Ran into someone the next day who said visiting Mount Lemmon is what made him move to Tucson.

Thank ninny13
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The ride to Mt Lemmon was beautiful. It takes you through the dessert with many species of cacti. As you ascend the mountain the terrain changes to rock formations to the tree line. There are many areas to stop and enjoy the views and take...More

Thank sarah k
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LMixdorf
20 February 2018|
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Response from Stanley D | Reviewed this property |
Orchards temperature of this morning it was 23 degrees at the top and snowing should improve by the time you get here in 3 weeks don't let the snow scare you away there is a town on the top call Summerhaven and the keep the... More
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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.
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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.
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