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“Beautiful driving ” 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
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12 reviews
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“Beautiful driving ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

Mt Lemmon is a Tucson treasure. From just about anywhere in Tucson you can get to Mt Lemmon within an hour. The scenic drive up the mountain is one of our favorite things to do. An amazing drive and view anytime of year. Many pull-offs to stop and take it all in, or capture on film. The only downside is the bicycle traffic which can be heavy on some days. This is a very popular ride for cyclist and sometimes they ride in the middle of the road. This is a winding mountain road and can be dangerous if not respected and driven with care.

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Chandler, Arizona
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“A must see in Tucson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

We went to tucson in December 2013. We started driving towards Mt Lemmon after lunch and took us about 2.5 hours to go all way up with a few stops on the way. On our way back we also had plenty of stops and came down the mountain before sunset. The diversity in nature is amazing in this 30 miles of drive. I always take guests from other places to this if time allows. Summer or winter, never a wrong choice. Must Go..

Visited December 2013
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San Diego, California
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“what a view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

So much to see on this pleasant journey, lots of great views, changing landscapes and climates along the way. I was so impressed by the cyclists who ride all the way to the top, quite a challenge given the continuous climb and cold, snowy conditions near the top. As well as stopping to check the views and walk some trails on the climb, I'd recommend stopping at the visitor center about 2/3 of the way up. It's not big but full of great information and the eager and enthusiastic park rangers are more than willing to share their expertise

Visited November 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Go!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

Mt. Lemmon Highway offers everthing ... hiking, rock climbing, picnicing, hiking, backpacking, ski lift rides, restaurants, and the worlds best cookies (my opinion...try the Rachel!). It is an easy escape from the heat. This "Sky Island" supports ecosystem from Sonoran desert to NW Hemlock trees at the upper elevations and has many opportunities for birders as well. A trip up this road can be appreciated on so many different levels and for so many different reasons. You will not be disappointed!

Visited September 2013
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littleton, United States
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“Vistas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2013

The beautiful Drive had many good Vistas. Restaurant at top great place for lunch . Do it on a clear day

Visited November 2013
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