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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Ranked #4 of 302 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 29, 2014

Tucson's diverse ecological environment is self-explanatory on this delightful drive up Mt. Lemmon. Enjoy

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been going up the Mt. Lemon Scenic Byway for more than 40 years. It has been improved so much, I hardly remember the bad old days. The road is a joy to travel now - and 100% more safe. When it is hot in Tucson - it's hot. In just 30 minutes, one can take a drive that takes you through 7 different plant life zones and 20 degrees in temperature or more. I know of nowhere else where one can go to broiling desert to cool, pine-scented tall, tall trees in half an hour! Or in the Winter from Skiing to shorts.

Thank ORCHIDCAT
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The drive is short from Tucson. At 8000 feet up, it's cooler and when I need my 'mountain' fix I like going up there. There are several restaurants and good hiking, so shake the dust off your shoes and enjoy the great outdoors!

Thank Traci B
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We spent a wonderful couple of hours driving the scenic byway up and then down Mt. Lemmon. Each twist and turn opened up new vistas, with frequent places to park for longer looks or hikes. Windy point was especially interesting, with lots of boulders to climb. It was amazing to watch the landscape, and the temperature, change as the altitude did, from cactus and scrub to huge pine forests at the ski resort near the summit town of Summerhaven.

Thank GHartley
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

A drive during the week is wonderful, or a very early Saturday morning..lots of pull off's to overlook Tucson and other area's. Also lot's of Bicyclists.

Thank Sharon T
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