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The Santa Catalina Mountains are a gorgeous small range north of Tucson. We are staying in Oro Valley and the view East is magnificent. The highway going up to the ski area, though, is one of the best ever! Rock formations and viewpoints are outstanding....More
We decided to drive the Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon on a weekday. What a special treat!! There was little traffic, a few bicycle riders and occasional motorcycle rider(s). When we began the drive, just a couple miles alongside both side of the road we...More
My husband and I drove our two 15 year old grandkids up the Catalina highway to Summerhaven and beyond. We were gone 6 hours! They climbed rocks and Hoodoos at Windy Point, went down to the river at Molina Basin and explored at the tip...More
Had only planned one visit, but found ourselves making another trip up the highway before holiday was over. Beware the unchecked speeding morons going both ways. They're clueless dimwits that have no regard for human life. Other than that, get off the car, hike a...More
Driving to Mt Lemmon provides one of the most scenic drives you can imagine. As the elevations change so does the landscape. It goes from desert brush through ocotillos, saguaro cactus, oak trees and finally beautiful pine forests. There are many breathtaking overlooks along the...More
This is a fantastic way to spend an hot afternoon in the mountains around Tucson. In the norhteast of the city take the Sant Catalina highway to the summit of mount Lemon. You'll find various pull out, trailheads, parkingplaces and restrooms along the road to...More
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
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.