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Santa Catalina Mountains

Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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Great scenic drive and vistas up Mount Lemmon Highway!

We were interested in exploring the snow on top of the Santa Catalina Mountains so headed up the... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
StanleyandMarie
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Ontario, Canada
Great geology lesson

When driving up to Summerhaven, it is worthwhile to stop at the turn offs that have educational... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Marge H
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A major mountain range in Arizona.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
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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
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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
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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.

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We went the weekend of Sept 24-25 which was sunny, clear and busy. There are many trails, pull outs, scenic views, picnic area, campgrounds on this road to the summit of the Catalina Mtns There is a phone APP available with reference to all of...More

2  Thank Charles G
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

The Santa Catalina Mountains are beautiful enough when you look up at them from Tucson, but when you take that road up to Mount Lemmon, that is when your breath is taken away. The vistas, the panoramas, and the stacked rock formations along the road...More

6  Thank NYU62
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Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We went backpacking on the top of Mount lemon and a beautiful pine forest. There were massive groves of yellow columbines, and many other flowers. Pretty sure we heard a baby bear cub calling out for it's mom. Love the fact that you can experience...More

Thank Koalatastic
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

Mount Lemmon is so neat, all the fabulously shaped rocks/boulders/trees. When it's hot in Tucson, locals drive up to Mount Lemmon on the awesome highway. I stop and take pictures and maybe take a picnic. Bring water of course, and a hat. It's really cooler...More

1  Thank SusieRussell
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

The Santa Catalina Mountains rise from the Tucson Valley floor to 9157 feet in elevation. Driving to the top you will pass through desert scrub all of the way to subalpine vegetation biomes. This is the equivalent of driving from Tucson all of the way...More

1  Thank Kipp M
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Drove up Mount Lemmon Highway to view the breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains with family from out of state. This is definitely an experience that should not be overlooked on your Tucson vacation 'to do' list. Restaurants at the top of Mount Lemmon...More

1  Thank sandshank1
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Reviewed 3 March 2016

Loved seeing the five different ecosystems as I went up the mountain. Pictures do not did it justice because there are many glorious areas to view as you go up the mountain. It is approx. 30 miles. If you want to bike it, there were...More

1  Thank Ehshelton
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Response from Michael B | Reviewed this property |
i would wear hiking boots you can get by with tennis shoes but for the wife and i use hiking boots
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