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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Address: Tucson, AZ
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Watch out for the peddle bikers!!!! Great trip up to the top lots of spots to stop and take photos enjoyed some pizza up top ( a little expensive)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Watch out for the peddle bikers!!!! Great trip up to the top lots of spots to stop and take photos enjoyed some pizza up top ( a little expensive)

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Camrose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

a gorgeous drive climbing to 9000' lots pine and tremendous views of the valley below,not to mention about a 20 degree or more temperature drop which is a nice respite from the valley temps

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive is so interesting with the curves and switchbacks and the spectacular views. Be sure to stop and explore Windy Point. Had a nice picnic by Pallisades. Staff in the office very friendly and helpful. Fun to watch the temperature drop as we got higher We sure to watch out for traffic and especially cyclists. And remember when they... More 

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Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been hiking for three days. Needed a day off but didn't want to sit in my hotel room. Went for a drive and enjoyed the scenery and view of Tucson.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day trip for me!!! Breathtaking hoodoo vistas and sweeping vistas along with many beautiful short hikes and lots of pullouts for taking pics! This is a must see scenic drive if you are near Tucson.

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove quite aways across Tucson to get to Catalina highway. Our friends have a beautiful cabin on the mountain and gave us a full tour of the area. It is a long drive up and down but we'll worth seeing. We must have shot 50 pictures along the way.

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful drive through various eco environments. Spectacular views of Tucson and spectacular views of natural terrain. Many turn outs to stop and take pictures. Highly recommend this drive.

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England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive starts out through a cactus forest before climbing into a rocky area then entering the forested summit. As the vist was late afternoon in May the temperature did drop to 50 but the dry air makes it seems spring like for a nice hike in T shirts.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful drive up to the top of Mount Lemmon. Cool and comfortable weather even on a hot day in Tucson. Be sure to try a cookie at the cookie store.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take this trip after seeing it highly rated in Trip Advisor. I highly recommend this. You go from being surrounded by sagebrush and cacti to being surrounded by snow and pine trees. There are many spots to park and view the scenery. The views are magnificent. If you don't like driving on winding roads in the mountains,... More 

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