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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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An E Ticket Thrill Ride

Wow. It’s a twisting, turning, winding drive that is truly thrilling. The geo diversity is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bigstockbroker
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Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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Nice little trip

This place was lovely just not my favorite of my Tucson trip. If you are short on time and are from... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
vyakal
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Portland, Oregon
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“beautiful drive” (242 reviews)
“ski lift” (138 reviews)
“degrees cooler” (106 reviews)
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"beautiful drive"
in 242 reviews
"ski lift"
in 138 reviews
"degrees cooler"
in 106 reviews
"ski area"
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"pine trees"
in 96 reviews
"windy point"
in 84 reviews
"general store"
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"cookie cabin"
in 53 reviews
"summer haven"
in 43 reviews
"catalina highway"
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"iron door"
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"rose canyon"
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"climate zones"
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"desert floor"
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"sky island"
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"rock formations"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wow. It’s a twisting, turning, winding drive that is truly thrilling. The geo diversity is something to behold. As you elevate from the desert heat the topography changes from thousands of Saguaro cactus, hoodoo rock formations to sky high pine trees. We listened to the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place was lovely just not my favorite of my Tucson trip. If you are short on time and are from the Northwest, I suggest you pick another attraction like Saguaro East or the Desert Museum. It does offer great views but I know my...More

Thank vyakal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I honestly don't remember the very first time we ascended Mount Lemmon, but I do know that it was at least twenty years ago, and each and every visit to Arizona since has included a trip to this gorgeous site. The drive up takes you...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great drive to get out of the heat, its a very well maintained road with excellent pull-offs for hiking and viewing.

Thank Patrick T
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very scary for someone like me who is afraid of heights. Great gift shop at the top and nice restaurants. There are stops on the way were you can get out and walk around.

Thank Renee D
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I drope up the Mt Lemmon during my visit to Tucson. The views, the hikes in the pines were absolutely breathtaking. If you are in the are for business pleasure, please take the time to visit this place. The temperature is generally 20-25 degrees lesser...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great drive with cactus, ponderosa, wonderful vistas. Not much at small town at the top. I liked the fields of saguaros and rock formations. Awe inspiring

Thank ndggirl
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Reviewed 5 days ago

An educational experience for young and old alike. My husband and I enjoyed the drive up from the desert to the pines. Make sure to download the wonderful app made by the University of Arizona. It's called, Mt. Lemmon Scenic Tour. It really highlights the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have driven Mt. Lemmon a few times over the years that I have visited Tucson. One time it was 85 below and a cool 32 at the top. Beautiful views of Tucson!

Thank Mary E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great drive. So beautiful. Many places to turn out and enjoy the views. Start in the desert and end up in beautiful forest. Nice way to escape the heat.

Thank lauramil
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MyrnaPlantation
6 May 2018|
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Response from japeterson7569 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know of any tours. We always drive up to the ski area and back stopping off at various vistas.
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MyrnaPlantation
6 May 2018|
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Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know of any tours. It would not surprise me, though, if someone in town offered one. I would think a hotel concierge or front desk would know.
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newdayrlll
13 April 2018|
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Response from S F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it should be no problem.
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