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“Mt. Lemmon Highway”

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Ranked #4 of 288 things to do in Tucson
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Tucson
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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Mt. Lemmon Highway”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

The highway is twenty something miles up to Summerhaven, with terrific view stops at many places along the way. Bring along a picnic lunch for some of the viewpoints, or there is food in Summerhaven. You can also continue on to the summit of Mt. Lemmon.

Visited March 2013
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“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great trip away from the desert heat and the desert landscape. Be sure and go during the winter too if you would to see snow and you want to get away to ski. Its really a bunny hill, but when you live in Tucson its better than no place to ski!

Visited September 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Great ride to avoid the heat”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

A ride to Mt Lemmon from Tucson is a wonderful experience. Winding roads, phenomenal views, and cool temps. A great way to escape the Tucson summer heat.

Visited June 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Mt Lemmon, oasis from the heat and feast for eyes”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

This road up to the top is fantastic, you go through every eco system as if you were traveling from mexico to Canada! In the fall there are canyons where the hardwood trees fill your eyes with reds, gold's, orange just like the Midwest! You can ski at the top, and enjoy nice meals in several restaurants. It gets a lot of snow, and you can depend on it being 20-30 degrees cooler in the summer than the valley floor.

Visited October 2012
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Arizona
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“Nice break from the Valley Heat”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Beautiful vistas on this highway to the top of Mount Lemmon. Good way to escape the heat in Tucson. Skiing in winter if weather permits. Nice area for camping or hiking - total change of topography from the valley. Plan to spend an entire day.

Visited August 2012
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