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“Great mountain views” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Ranked #4 of 279 things to do in Tucson
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Tucson, Arizona
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67 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great mountain views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2013

Many outlooks and a well maintained road. Ski lift at the top is interesting and the view on top is worth the price. Summerhaven is worth a look.

Visited October 2012
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“Scenic but curvy need a pass to stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Nice to watch the rode ride up from desert to mountain top and change. Temperature and scenery. Very curvy road that they close often for many reasons. If you stop anywhere along the way before summerhaven (except the one little visitor center) you MUST have a pass or get a ticket. Can't even use the rest facilities.
But it's like $5, so do it! Go up to the ski resort and then hike or drive past it. Very nice

Visited November 2012
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“A great drive.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

A one hour drive provides the equivalent of driving from Mexico to Canada from an ecosystem standpoint. One of the best drives in the country!

Visited May 2013
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“Great hot weather drive”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Fabulous views; cool weather, nice sights and great hiking trails. Also know as a good southern ski local.

Visited August 2012
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“A nice scenic drive with a reward...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

The reward is that it will probably be about 30 degrees cooler in the mountains than the desert you've left below. As the title suggests, it is quite scenic, with lots of opportunities for photography and hiking. The main road is entirely paved and suitable for any vehicle. Allow about three hours for the round-trip.

Visited September 2012
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