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“Memories” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Tucson, AZ
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Memories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I love Mt.Lemmon! I took the kids up to do a hike up in Summerhaven and was excited to see where I used to go all the time to camp and hike as a kid. I was bummed that the forest is still recovering from the fire but it is coming back. The weather was perfect rain and sun. We drove past the ski resort to the top by the observatory and hiked around. We grabbed lunch in Summerhaven at the sawmill and loved the food. Cant wait to go again such a fun drive!

Visited July 2013
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“Great mountain views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Many outlooks and a well maintained road. Ski lift at the top is interesting and the view on top is worth the price. Summerhaven is worth a look.

Visited October 2012
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“Scenic but curvy need a pass to stop”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice to watch the rode ride up from desert to mountain top and change. Temperature and scenery. Very curvy road that they close often for many reasons. If you stop anywhere along the way before summerhaven (except the one little visitor center) you MUST have a pass or get a ticket. Can't even use the rest facilities.
But it's like $5, so do it! Go up to the ski resort and then hike or drive past it. Very nice

Visited November 2012
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“A great drive.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

A one hour drive provides the equivalent of driving from Mexico to Canada from an ecosystem standpoint. One of the best drives in the country!

Visited May 2013
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“Great hot weather drive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fabulous views; cool weather, nice sights and great hiking trails. Also know as a good southern ski local.

Visited August 2012
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