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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Great views

The drive up to the top on Mount Lemmon offers several viewpoints where you can see Tuscon and the... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Marilyn S
Sylvania, Ohio
via mobile
Lovely drive.

What a break from the desert. The drive is very nice and the views are wonderful. A lot of... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2017
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Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

The drive up to the top on Mount Lemmon offers several viewpoints where you can see Tuscon and the valley below. There's a good restaurant at the ski area, and it's a good place for lunch.

Thank Marilyn S
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

What a break from the desert. The drive is very nice and the views are wonderful. A lot of pullouts for those who want to take the view in. Drove up on a Monday in September and we were the only ones on the road....More

1  Thank budgetworthy
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

From 2500 elevation to 8000 plus at the top. Many different levels of different types of vegetation as you climb. Many overlooks for pictures. Amazing rock formations all along the road.

1  Thank amos0129
Reviewed 10 September 2017

This is a beautiful drive high up on the mountain. Be sure to stop along the way to take in all the views!

Thank luv2wk2
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

What more can I say. The views are unique...starting with the Saguaro cactus, then the rock firmations, then the waterfalls...then the beautiful trees. Weather is cooler than Tucson. Beautiful getaway.

Thank Dwylene A
Reviewed 8 September 2017

You start in the sonoran desert in Tucson with its characteristic saguaro cacti. As you drive up the paved two-lane road to the top, you pass thru various habitats until you reach the snow covered peaks. It is like driving from Tucson to northern Canada....More

1  Thank Judy K
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I love this trip! I mostly travel by motorcycle. The cool air and the trees are fantastic, and it's so close to Tucson.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Arizona's sky islands are something to behold. Mt. Lemmon is an easy one to get to. Driving up while listening to the app created for it by the University of Arizona was fabulous - interesting info on 4 different climate zones (like driving from Mexico...More

1  Thank Inkfisch
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great place to hang out and enjoy the whiteness of natural. Good places to hike, camp, fish and resturtants to eat.

Thank jennifercV8046NO
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice Experience the view is amazing and camping is awesome! Put this on your bucket list. This is a place worth visiting over and over.

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12 January 2018|
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Response from magicdragon007 | Reviewed this property |
I have seen many motorhomes make the trip up the mountain. The road is blacktopped all the way up and always in good repair. The grade is not too steep for your vehicle. For off-roaders, there is a trail down the back of... More
12 January 2018|
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Response from Anne S | Reviewed this property |
Hi, there are pull-offs. My suggestion is never go on the mountain on the weekend. There are sharp curves and the driving will be slow. The mountain is used by many bicyclists preparing for both the Tour de Tucson and the... More
Joyce S
25 December 2017|
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Response from Alohajudy900 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know. I didn’t see any.