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Santa Catalina Mountains

Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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View Tucson from above without an airplane

We rode our motorcycle up the Mount Lemmon Highway with friends. The views of Tucson are near... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2017
BigL49
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Edmond, Oklahoma
Fantastic views

Uploaded the app "Mt. Lemmon Science Tour" which narrated our trip up the mountain. It was very... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Nancy K
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A major mountain range in Arizona.
  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“scenic drive” (8 reviews)
“windy point” (7 reviews)
“desert valley” (2 reviews)
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Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
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+1 520-576-1321
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"scenic drive"
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"windy point"
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"desert valley"
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"mount lemon"
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"takes about an hour"
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"pine forest"
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"day trip"
in 6 reviews
"summer haven"
in 3 reviews
"interesting rock formations"
in 2 reviews
"tucson heat"
in 2 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 4 reviews
"catalina mountains"
in 3 reviews
"great drive"
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"visitor center"
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"saguaro cactus"
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"lemmon"
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We rode our motorcycle up the Mount Lemmon Highway with friends. The views of Tucson are near breath taking. Multiple pull out spots to park and view are all along the roadway. In addition to the views down the valley, the geological sights along the...More

1  Thank BigL49
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

Uploaded the app "Mt. Lemmon Science Tour" which narrated our trip up the mountain. It was very helpful and explained the origins of the mountains and variations in vegetation. There are impressive views of the valley of Tucson and the surrounding mountains and the hoodoo...More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

If your a native of Tucson, or a new or regular visitor to the Old Pueblo...Mt Lemmon is a must see. The beautiful and scenic drive to the top provides numerous scenic overlook stops allowing the traveler to basque in the Sonora Desert beauty. During...More

1  Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 4 February 2017

We were interested in exploring the snow on top of the Santa Catalina Mountains so headed up the Mount Lemmon Scenic Highway. There are lots of vistas/turnoffs to stop in and walk a little ways to explore some canyons and sometimes some information points. They...More

1  Thank StanleyandMarie
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Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

When driving up to Summerhaven, it is worthwhile to stop at the turn offs that have educational signs that explain the origins of the mountains, why they are so unique, what hoodoos are, and what wild life abound. There are plenty of hiking trails. The...More

Thank Marge H
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

A great way to spend a few hours + see the gorgeous views. We had a very nice lunch + just really enjoyed a relaxing day. My family will be back to do some hiking + picnicing.

Thank Sonia S
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went the weekend of Sept 24-25 which was sunny, clear and busy. There are many trails, pull outs, scenic views, picnic area, campgrounds on this road to the summit of the Catalina Mtns There is a phone APP available with reference to all of...More

2  Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

The Santa Catalina Mountains are beautiful enough when you look up at them from Tucson, but when you take that road up to Mount Lemmon, that is when your breath is taken away. The vistas, the panoramas, and the stacked rock formations along the road...More

6  Thank NYU62
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We went backpacking on the top of Mount lemon and a beautiful pine forest. There were massive groves of yellow columbines, and many other flowers. Pretty sure we heard a baby bear cub calling out for it's mom. Love the fact that you can experience...More

Thank Koalatastic
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Mount Lemmon is so neat, all the fabulously shaped rocks/boulders/trees. When it's hot in Tucson, locals drive up to Mount Lemmon on the awesome highway. I stop and take pictures and maybe take a picnic. Bring water of course, and a hat. It's really cooler...More

1  Thank SusieRussell
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Rodolphe L
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
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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