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Majestic views and several environments

Temperature change was 30 degrees from top to bottom. Great views and solitary areas to take in... read more

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Robert R
Love it! Must every time we are in Tucson

The drive is unreal and allows time to take in the beautiful views and just talk about whatever... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Valerie J
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Reviewed yesterday

Temperature change was 30 degrees from top to bottom. Great views and solitary areas to take in Mother Nature

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive is unreal and allows time to take in the beautiful views and just talk about whatever with your car mates!

Thank Valerie J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great drive and few hours at the top, normally 20f to 35F cooler than at bottom so plan accordingly. Locals will go up and find where they are comfortable in the summer to start hikes or picnics.

Thank David M
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad I took this drive- it is absolutely breathtaking. It will take 3-4 hours if you stop at the pull offs, explore and walk around, which you should do. I cannot begin to sum up the beauty of this drive- seeing the...More

3  Thank Wanderlust3483
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning drive. It's really curvy and every turn has a new fantastic view. There's pull offs all along the 20 mile drive, so you can always stop and take in the amazing sights. I would recommend taking anyone new to Tucson along...More

Thank EAG1601
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My neighbors in Sahuarita and I decided to take a nice drive outing into Tucson and then up the Mt Lemmon scenic byway to the little ski area near the peak and the village of Summerhaven. The drive takes one from the low desert around...More

Thank PaulAK2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

We initially hesitated due to the time commitment but so glad we came. There is an app from the university that added commentary to what we were seeing. Many pull-outs to take pictures. It was probably 25 degrees cooler at the top. Perfect for a...More

Thank InterstellarTCU
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! This highway is incredible! Many places to stop along the way to enjoy the fabulous views. Did not have time to hike, but will return for that. Excellent interpretive signs along the way, road is smooth and scenic for the entire route. The visitor...More

Thank kagfamily
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the drive. Beautiful scenery. Please note that it is over twenty miles to the top and there is only one way up and the same way back.

Thank Ash2002
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth the drive along, which takes you winding through dramatic scenery, equivalent from travelling from Mexico through to Canada. Enjoy the quiet on top and make sure to bring a camera.

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October 29, 2018|
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Response from 1HappyChic | Reviewed this property |
No it does not require a pass.
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Response from Campfiver | Reviewed this property |
Make a deal with an Uber driver or taxi so you will be able to stop at the many lookouts. You will miss a lot of you just drive up and down. Lots of lookout points on both sides. We did the right side going up and the right... More
August 13, 2018|
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Response from annonnymous1 | Reviewed this property |
The amount of time you'll need depends on whether you want to stop at the various lookouts or just drive to the top. The road is full of switchbacks so a direct route could take about an hour or more to the top. We used... More