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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Just Nature Beautiful!

Nice Experience the view is amazing and camping is awesome! Put this on your bucket list. This is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
A break from the Tucson heat and desert scenery

Amazing getaway from the heat of Tucson at the exact time you need it. Hiking, biking, camping or... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Tucson, Arizona
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Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Nice Experience the view is amazing and camping is awesome! Put this on your bucket list. This is a place worth visiting over and over.

Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing getaway from the heat of Tucson at the exact time you need it. Hiking, biking, camping or just enjoying the change of scenery up the mountain. Well worth the trip. Recommend taking breaks, planning a picnic and a hike or 2 and bringing or...More

Thank chunt1313
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A very scenic drive that spans several different eco-zones, from desert to pine forest. Lots of great trails to explore, and Summerhaven is fun. There is a great gift shop called The Living Rainbow, fun things at the General Store, and you can ride the...More

Thank sjmilleraz
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is something magical about Mt Lemmon. It doesn't matter what time of year you visit; in the summer you can come enjoy the cooler temps, in the winter enjoy the snow or perhaps you can go skiing or ride a sled, in the spring...More

1  Thank Kory R
Reviewed 7 September 2017

The many and varied views are breathtaking at times. You depart the desert area of Tucson, and when you arrive at the top of Mt. Lemmon, you are in Canada. Not really, but along the way up Mt. Lemmon, the environment changes as you climb...More

2  Thank Laura D
Reviewed 6 September 2017

It was fun scaring my husband on this drive. Lots of tight turns and drop offs. No worries though, with all the pull off area's, you can get great pictures and allow your significant other time to relax.

Thank Lenny B
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Having roasted in the Tucson temperatures the day before, we opted for a trip to Mount Lemmon to enjoy "30 degrees less". The drive up was magnificent with saguaros, ocotillos, cholla, and other cacti giving way to deciduous trees and pine trees as we ascended....More

1  Thank JazzyKris
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This drive was brought to our attention from the chef at the Lodge on the Desert. Others on staff chimed in to encourage us to experience this beautiful drive! Well worth the time!

Thank Travelingduo357
Reviewed 2 September 2017

It was very enjoyable to drive along the Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway. If you are not in a hurry, take the time to slow your life down and soak up nature in real time.

Thank Shannon R
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The byway goes from the desert to alpine forests through majestic mountains. From the bottom to the top is a little over an hour. The road twists, but is in good shape. Thre are many turnouts and vistas. There are also many hiking trails and...More

Thank AZ1912
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Bob A
24 October 2017|
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Response from Avery P | Reviewed this property |
Allow about 1 hour for going up and the same for descending. You will want to stop and take pictures!
dan p
13 August 2017|
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Response from Fiddling4ag | Reviewed this property |
Great views from the car. Very short walking distance if you choose to dine at the lodge. Great food.
Francesca d
20 June 2017|
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Response from Tony B | Reviewed this property |
I would say from about one hour after sunrise to about one hour before sunset local Tucson time. There is not a toll to travel the scenic route, just a lot of curves and beautiful vistas to look out over.