you need reservations. drive to visitors center at base of mountain. bus will take you to telescopes on top of mountain. the bus ride is about fifty minutes each way and can be noisy and slow; you may want to bring ear plugs. great views from top. tours only on mondays, wednesdays and fridays but check their website for details. i paid seven dollars for one person. bring your own lunch; there is soda machine at top for one dollar per soda but no food sold. there is nice picnic area on top with gazebo, rest rooms and fish pond; wild flowers in bloom during season. details of telescopes at their website. visitor center is small but nice. great place to go as cool and breezy on top of mountain, especially when hot in tucson and surrounding plains.
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