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Santa Catalina Mountains

Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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This road trip from the valley floor of Tucson to the summit of Mt. Lemmon is fantastic. The rock... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
avie8tor
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Glendale, Arizona
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These mountains are a treasure even a lot of Arizonans have not seen, there are many trailheads to... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Michael B
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A major mountain range in Arizona.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“scenic drive” (7 reviews)
“sky island” (4 reviews)
“desert scrub” (3 reviews)
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Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
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+1 520-576-1321
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

This road trip from the valley floor of Tucson to the summit of Mt. Lemmon is fantastic. The rock formations and shapes are just unthinkable that they were not formed by an artist. As you ascend you will cross the timber line and pine trees...More

Thank avie8tor
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

These mountains are a treasure even a lot of Arizonans have not seen, there are many trailheads to hike beautiful views and vistas all the way up to the top of My. Lemon. There are many campgrounds for day use and overnight camping.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very enjoyable drive with great vistas and some great hikes. Definitely recommend at least a half day out here.

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 23 April 2017

On our way back to Phoenix from southeastern Arizona, we took a detour and drove up the Mount Lemmon Parkway to Summerhaven. It was a beautiful drive with many places to pull over and enjoy the view of the Santa Catalina mountains, Tucson, and the...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We rode our motorcycle up the Mount Lemmon Highway with friends. The views of Tucson are near breath taking. Multiple pull out spots to park and view are all along the roadway. In addition to the views down the valley, the geological sights along the...More

1  Thank BigL49
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Uploaded the app "Mt. Lemmon Science Tour" which narrated our trip up the mountain. It was very helpful and explained the origins of the mountains and variations in vegetation. There are impressive views of the valley of Tucson and the surrounding mountains and the hoodoo...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 11 February 2017

If your a native of Tucson, or a new or regular visitor to the Old Pueblo...Mt Lemmon is a must see. The beautiful and scenic drive to the top provides numerous scenic overlook stops allowing the traveler to basque in the Sonora Desert beauty. During...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 February 2017

We were interested in exploring the snow on top of the Santa Catalina Mountains so headed up the Mount Lemmon Scenic Highway. There are lots of vistas/turnoffs to stop in and walk a little ways to explore some canyons and sometimes some information points. They...More

1  Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

When driving up to Summerhaven, it is worthwhile to stop at the turn offs that have educational signs that explain the origins of the mountains, why they are so unique, what hoodoos are, and what wild life abound. There are plenty of hiking trails. The...More

Thank Marge H
Reviewed 23 November 2016

A great way to spend a few hours + see the gorgeous views. We had a very nice lunch + just really enjoyed a relaxing day. My family will be back to do some hiking + picnicing.

Thank Sonia S
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