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Santa Catalina Mountains

Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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Superb views

The Santa Catalina Mountains are a gorgeous small range north of Tucson. We are staying in Oro... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2018
Jim D
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Port Orchard, Washington
via mobile
Heaven on the Road, Tucson To Mount Lemmon

We decided to drive the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon on a weekday. What a special treat... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Frances J
,
Tucson, Arizona
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“scenic drive”(8 reviews)
“windy point”(7 reviews)
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A major mountain range in Arizona.
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Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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"takes about an hour"
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"pine forest"
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"day trip"
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"summer haven"
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"interesting rock formations"
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"tucson heat"
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"hiking trails"
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"catalina mountains"
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Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

The Santa Catalina Mountains are a gorgeous small range north of Tucson. We are staying in Oro Valley and the view East is magnificent. The highway going up to the ski area, though, is one of the best ever! Rock formations and viewpoints are outstanding....More

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

We decided to drive the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon on a weekday. What a special treat!! There was little traffic, a few bicycle riders and occasional motorcycle rider(s). When we began the drive, just a couple miles alongside both side of the road we...More

Thank Frances J
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

My husband and I drove our two 15 year old grandkids up the Catalina highway to Summerhaven and beyond. We were gone 6 hours! They climbed rocks and Hoodoos at Windy Point, went down to the river at Molina Basin and explored at the tip...More

Thank Tess379
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Had only planned one visit, but found ourselves making another trip up the highway before holiday was over. Beware the unchecked speeding morons going both ways. They're clueless dimwits that have no regard for human life. Other than that, get off the car, hike a...More

Thank James M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Driving to Mt Lemmon provides one of the most scenic drives you can imagine. As the elevations change so does the landscape. It goes from desert brush through ocotillos, saguaro cactus, oak trees and finally beautiful pine forests. There are many breathtaking overlooks along the...More

Thank JimH85641
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This is a fantastic way to spend an hot afternoon in the mountains around Tucson. In the norhteast of the city take the Sant Catalina highway to the summit of mount Lemon. You'll find various pull out, trailheads, parkingplaces and restrooms along the road to...More

Thank Dutchkathy
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

This road trip from the valley floor of Tucson to the summit of Mt. Lemmon is fantastic. The rock formations and shapes are just unthinkable that they were not formed by an artist. As you ascend you will cross the timber line and pine trees...More

Thank avie8tor
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Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

These mountains are a treasure even a lot of Arizonans have not seen, there are many trailheads to hike beautiful views and vistas all the way up to the top of My. Lemon. There are many campgrounds for day use and overnight camping.

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very enjoyable drive with great vistas and some great hikes. Definitely recommend at least a half day out here.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

On our way back to Phoenix from southeastern Arizona, we took a detour and drove up the Mount Lemmon Parkway to Summerhaven. It was a beautiful drive with many places to pull over and enjoy the view of the Santa Catalina mountains, Tucson, and the...More

Thank Rebecca K
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i would wear hiking boots you can get by with tennis shoes but for the wife and i use hiking boots
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