Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, Tucson: Address, Phone Number, Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway Reviews: 5/5

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
5
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Jim J
Elmhurst, IL140 contributions
Oct 2021
Wonderful views with adequate pull-offs to allow the driver to enjoy the sights. A little crowded at the top.
Written January 18, 2022
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C E
Seattle, WA331 contributions
Jan 2022
This 30 mile drive up the mountain provides lovely views as well as a climate diversion. It was 75 in Tucson and 58 up the mountain with snow all around.
Written January 15, 2022
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IndyRunner1984
Indianapolis, IN144 contributions
Jan 2022
Great drive, gorgeous views, but pack snacks and drinks because there isn't much at the top. Also, on Mondays nearly everything at the top is closed, or they just open when they feel like it. There was snow so it was a ski day, but hours posted, vs website hours, and actual hours they opened didn't match. Stop for photos and use the restrooms. Once at the top, the visitor center restrooms are always open. Bundle up because it's cold.
Written January 12, 2022
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TesaVan
Indianapolis, IN263 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
This is another attraction that we waited until the last day to visit. Turns out it was well worth it! We left about an hour before sunset. We made a few stops on the way to Windy Point. From there we hiked around the boulders and had amazing views. It was totally worth it. Go at sunset!!
Written January 8, 2022
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bluesmama11
Castleton On Hudson, NY3,132 contributions
Dec 2021
What a great drive up and down - lots of places to pullover for views and photos. We had been booked for the Skywatch program at the observatory, but it was cancelled due to incoming bad weather (snow). we timed it right to get near the top at sunset. Found a bathroom too on the way up so that was helpful. there is a science app you can download from U of Arizona. So lovely!
Written December 24, 2021
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Blangblang
Henderson, NV64 contributions
Dec 2021 • Couples
This was well worth a couple of hours out of the day when visiting Tucson. I highly recommended downloading the scenic tour credited by an ASU professor. This is free that is easy to find in App Store and plays through Bluetooth on car radio which was very enjoyable and was perfect for us being we didn’t plan on hiking one of the many beautiful locations. You will feel a million miles away from the desert. Get out and enjoy.
Written December 19, 2021
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Ann K
Tucson, AZ2 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
Beautiful view! You forget about this beauty while working in the city. A nice break in the ride to stretch legs and watch for wildlife!
Written December 13, 2021
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GlobeTrotting801625
11 contributions
Nov 2021
About a 28-mile-drive to the top. Beautiful scenery and healthy Saguaros up to about 4,000 feet. Lots of pull-offs for taking photos.
Written November 12, 2021
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clutchzat@aol.com
Berlin, CT26 contributions
Oct 2021
Spend a few hours on this beautiful scenic road, with many pull-offs and gorgeous views. One way up and one way down. At the top is a fun gift shop and restaurant.
Written November 6, 2021
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Nicole P
Overland Park, KS33 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
We were expecting to be rewarded for the LONG drive with a scenic turnout at the top, to no avail. Honestly, if we'd known, we probably would have skipped this all together. We should have taken a hint from the name...it's not just for cars anymore. To make matters worse, this is over 8K feet which caused one of us to experience elevation sickness. Hope you have a better time than we did.
Written November 3, 2021
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