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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Address: Tucson, AZ
Phone Number: 5205769147
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Family made sure we made the trek to the top of Mt Lemmon using the mountain scenic byway; wow! The trip was energizing, the weather cool and pleasant (after finishing a trip... read more

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Family made sure we made the trek to the top of Mt Lemmon using the mountain scenic byway; wow! The trip was energizing, the weather cool and pleasant (after finishing a trip through the Desert Museum in the 100s), and the views and pictures we captured at the top were spectacular! If you don't have time to fit in all... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This location was a rather pleasant surprise, after figuring out how to get there. I had a friend visit from the Pacific Northwest. Having been from that area myself, I was pretty sad to find myself in Tucson with almost nothing to do. Unless you're an avid hiker, everything else is well over an hour away from central Tucson. Plan... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The views. What I mean is how the view changes as you go up the mountain side. Temperature also! 25 degrees cooler at the top the day I traveled up this beautiful drive. Take you time. Enjoy. Take a lot of pictures. Sit back an relax. Don't rush this trip. The sights are endless!

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Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great drive that takes less than an hour, but makes you feel like you are in a whole other place. We went to the small ski resort for a quaint Oktoberfest celebration and a ride to the top of the mountain above 8,000' on one of their chair lifts. So many hiking and biking opportunities. On the... More 

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abra susojos,new mex, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This journey begins in Tucson,elevation about 2500, and stops at Mt.Lemmon about 7000 feet higher. The drive is approximately 27 miles and takes about 90 minutes. The views are many and breathtaking with the San Pedro Valley to the north and the Santa Cruz Valley (Tucson) to the South. This is called a sky island and the drive up makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice one hour drive. Do download the app before starting, it is like a podcast, and if you follow the speed limit, it synchronizes perfectly with what you see. It was designed by University of Arizona, and is of a great value. The scenery is breathtaking and over one-hour drive you will observe several very different types of vegetation... More 

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florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you want to escape the heat, just drive to the top. The temperature range can be up to 30 degrees. The rock climbers and motorcyclist go for this reason. Each pull over is incredible. The topography changes from desert to alpine and is breathtaking to see the flatlands below.

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Montclair, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been up this road before, but this time we had an ap that was made by the University of Arizona that described the geology, ecology, history, etc. of the area as you drive along. It was a free download for the phone and made the trip awesome and educational.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive up Mt. Lemmon is really picturesque. Plenty of turn-outs to take photos, and the area is well maintained. I've never mad the drive in winter, but have been told that can be tricky (the road will close from time to time as well in winter). Makes a great day trip for hiking, sightseeing, and decent places to eat... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Paradise for us flatlanders below. Worth the hour drive, for sure. On the top you can go to Summerhaven or Ski Valley, camp in many places, visit Rose Lake, cool off in the summer, have snow ball fights in the way nter.

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