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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

Tucson, AZ
+1 520-576-9147
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Beautiful drive, bring a big memory card.

The drive is beautiful - good break from Tucson heat. Allow time to pull over frequently for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
not_enuf_vaca
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Mt lemmon

Beautiful view. Nothing like it. Go from the dessert to mountain Alpine view totally awesome. Bear... read more

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“beautiful drive” (242 reviews)
“ski lift” (138 reviews)
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Tucson, AZ
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"beautiful drive"
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"degrees cooler"
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Reviewed yesterday

The drive is beautiful - good break from Tucson heat. Allow time to pull over frequently for photos! The IronDoor restaurant in Summerhaven was really enjoyable.

Thank not_enuf_vaca
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful view. Nothing like it. Go from the dessert to mountain Alpine view totally awesome. Bear and all kinds of wildlife. Skiing. Hitching. Fishing. It has everything.

Thank tonywandishin
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive, views and hiking trails are awesome! Put this on your to do list when in Tuscon! You won't be disappointed!

Thank Sandy C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What an experience! Some of the most spectacular views I've ever seen in my entire life. From a distance it is very surreal looking at the Mountainside, but when you get into it, you view the extreme changes within the ecosystem, as well as the...More

Thank Jaywid
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway deserves the #1 rating it holds in the Tucson, Arizona, area. It is and always has been a breath-takingly beautiful drive, with wonderful views from a number of scenic stops along the way up the mountain. Flat out, don't miss...More

Thank Benois D
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

One of the most stunning and beautiful drives we have ever taken! From Tucson plateau up to 8000 feet. The rock formations are remarkable and the pine forest at 6000 to 7000 feet is awesome.

Thank Jim D
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went there with some friends, Take your time and stop at the places designed for a stop, We did the right hand side on the way up and the other side going down. Views are amazing. At the top (almost) there is a restaurant...More

Thank Campfiver
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were visiting her brother and sister in law in Tuscon, Arizona, they drove us to the top of Mt Lemmon by way of the switch-backs. The road to the top is very curvy, but the views are amazing of Tuscon and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most fabulous rock formations appear until the end of the road at 8000 ft. elevation. When the byway starts out the cactus dotting the scenery is nice. However we thought the rock formations is what made this byway so breathtaking. There are pullouts where...More

Thank Wanda R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great scenic drive up the mountain. A beautiful twisted road with plenty of vista points, hiking trails, picnic areas, campgrounds and washrooms along the way. Altitude over 9000 ft at the top so make sure to filler up, bring snacks, water and warm clothing.

Thank Diane A
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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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