The winding byway takes about one hour to get to the top. When we left Tucson, it was 106 Degrees. When we left the top of the mountain it was 59 Degrees. The elevation at the top is over 9,100 feet above sea level. There were a lot of turnouts as well as larger areas where several cars could park and see the beautiful views. The rock formations were awesome. The views of the city of Tucson at night were terrific. Many of the scenic turnouts had trails where you could get up close to the plants, Saguaros and the rock formations. The overall drive provided so many amazing views. The Scenic ByWay was clearly one of our highlights of our Tucson vacation.
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