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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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A snow capped mountain in the desert!

The approximate 30 mile ride up to the top of Mt Lemmon is breath-taking. From the mountains full... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
fbattaglia1
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Best of Tucson

This is one of the most interesting and beautiful Scenic byways in the West. And before you visit... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
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“beautiful drive” (242 reviews)
“ski lift” (138 reviews)
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

The approximate 30 mile ride up to the top of Mt Lemmon is breath-taking. From the mountains full of Saguaro Cactuses and unbelievable vistas and rock formations all the way up to a ski lodge. The restaurant at the top of the mountain, The Iron...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most interesting and beautiful Scenic byways in the West. And before you visit, be sure to download the Mount Lemmon Scenic byway science tour app for your Android or iPhone. The vistas are shocking. The geology is like driving through...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Beautiful drive close to Tucson......pines etc......ski area/village/restaurants at the top....(Approx 8000ft)....also small lake called Rose Canyon Twisty road with views......great for motorcycles......go on a weekday.....can get crowded on the weekends

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Breathtaking views and lots of places to pull off and admire the scenery! In the winter you can ski at the top!

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

As per other reviews, this is a beautiful drive and well worth the time. Go from the desert to the mountains with snow!

Thank J P
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mt Lemmon is great for site seeing,camping,hiking,fishing You can camp out or rent a cabin. Very clean and family oriented.

Thank bob t
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Mount Lemon has some awesome scenary and beautiful lookouts. The snow at the beginning of the week added to the beauty. A terrific drive.

Thank EMT60
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Lovely drive to a lovely spot! Worth the drive to see snow in AZ. Many places along the way were picture worthy and the fresh air was amazing!

Thank beth s
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Wow so much beautiful scenery to take in ... you can see the changes in plant life as you go up the mountain..we reached the ski hill area and there was snow on that area..but the roads where clean. The air is fresh and clean......More

4  Thank Deborah025
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

The road travels from the dry hot desert up to alpine in about an hour. At night, there are spectacular views of Tucson. In day, there are many spectacular natural vistas as the climate changes as you rise. Summerhaven - the town near the top...More

2  Thank ivgotit2
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newdayrlll
13 April 2018|
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Response from S F | Reviewed this property |
Yes it should be no problem.
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Brenda R
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Response from Marjorie0419 | Reviewed this property |
Nope, just follow a map and drive..
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Kris R
27 March 2018|
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Response from Alaskalover2006 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many scenic areas for a picnic lunch (if you bring the food) all along the drive with parking and picnic tables!
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