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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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This is a beautiful and scenic trip. So many beautiful rock formations and plenty of turnouts to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Beauty that changes as you climb

We drove from Tucson all the way up to the ski lifts on MT Lemmon. Be aware that the drive will... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
julie r
Douglasville, Georgia
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Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful and scenic trip. So many beautiful rock formations and plenty of turnouts to see the views. Recommend you go early on the weekends. We were just ahead of the crowds by arriving at 10 am at the the cookie cabin right...More

Thank luv2travel6354
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove from Tucson all the way up to the ski lifts on MT Lemmon. Be aware that the drive will take AWHILE. I would suggest that you stop several times at the marked lookout points. Some have places to climb out on the rocks...More

Thank julie r
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Scenic, magnificent beautiful views this is a must see and do activity if you are in this area. Allow yourself time to stop at the many scenic pull outs along the way. We enjoyed a traffic free drive since we did it mid morning. The...More

1  Thank WMSCV
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went skiing on Mt. Lemon and loved the drive. Worth the long drive! Take the gondola to the top of the mountain for stunning views.

Thank Laurent B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited after there had been heavy snow, so perhaps not a typical visit - scenery beautiful but very crowded and difficult to find anywhere to park - we guessed that the snow was almost as exciting for the local residents as for us visitors.

Thank hkprinia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend if you are in Tucson! It's amazing to watch the terrain change as you go up the mountain and the temperature is usually 30 degrees colder on top. It's Beautiful!

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a drive that is great no matter what time of the year. When it 110 in Tucson, it is in the 70s on the top. There are restaurants up there and even a gift shop. I particularly enjoy packing a picnic and enjoy...More

1  Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had not been on that road for years and the drive was beautiful. We rode the ski life and saw wild turkeys and deer below us. We had dinner in the restaurant (not sure of the nam but located across the street from the...More

Thank Fiddling4ag
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The drive from Tucson to the top of Mt Lemmon by way of the Catalina Highway is breathtaking! With steep climbs, tight turns and lots of overlook turn outs, it is well worth the trip. The temperature on the peak is usually at least 20°...More

Thank Kay A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy, scenic, cool(er) drive up My. Lemmon ! Views are awesome, several were breathtaking, plenty of places to pull off to enjoy the scenery, walk out on the rocks for even better breathtaking views of the Tucson area. When you make t o the top,...More

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Francesca d
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
I would say from about one hour after sunrise to about one hour before sunset local Tucson time. There is not a toll to travel the scenic route, just a lot of curves and beautiful vistas to look out over.
May 8, 2017|
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Response from tchrs | Reviewed this property |
Windy Point about 1/2 way up. The are 4 campgrounds all with restrooms. Also lookouts near the top and Marshall Gulch. Probably 10 or more places.
March 9, 2017|
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Response from Pat A | Reviewed this property |
Down the 10 to Tucson and you will see signs. It is East of Tucson.