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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Driving from Tucson with 70 degree sunny weather and climbing to the snow capped peaks in less than 2 hours was really interesting. The rock formations and vistas were quite... read more

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Driving from Tucson with 70 degree sunny weather and climbing to the snow capped peaks in less than 2 hours was really interesting. The rock formations and vistas were quite spectacular and it was fun to see some people shoveling snow into the backs of their pickups to take home to Tucson for a snow party.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the drive, and did some hiking at the top (Aspen trail). We downloaded the University of Arizona app regarding the Mt. Lemmon science, and it was a great way to learn more about the mountain and area while driving. Leave early-ish in the morning to avoid the heaviest traffic.

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Bemidji, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day was sunny and pleasant as we took the scenic byway to the top of Mt. Lemmon. There are many scenic overlooks with lots of opportunities to take pictures. The rock formations are amazing and the scenery looks different going up and coming back down.

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Savoy, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A few tips: Drive slowly and Enjoy the scenery. Download and use the App as it guides you through the changing vista. You will also find out why it is called Mt. Lemmon. Stop at the pull outs. You will be surprised. They were made for a reason. Keep binoculars handy especially at the seven cataracts pull out to locate... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed the drive up... All vehicles pleasant. Not cranky drivers on this hillside this day. Made for an enjoyable outing. The main turnout is quite large. Can handle a fair sized crowd. Bathrooms available. Get out walk about, stretch legs, explore the humongous boulders for pictures!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We drove all the way to the top to Summer Haven. Quaint little town with a general store and restaurant. We enjoyed the drive up and back down. We are glad that we took the time for this drive.

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed our drive up to Summerhaven. The road is good and plenty of places to pull over and take pictures. Take sunscreen,water, a jacket and enough gas in your vehicle. Our visit took about 4 hours with a stop at the Cookie Cabin. If you like mountain scenery you should like this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch out for the peddle bikers!!!! Great trip up to the top lots of spots to stop and take photos enjoyed some pizza up top ( a little expensive)

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Camrose
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a gorgeous drive climbing to 9000' lots pine and tremendous views of the valley below,not to mention about a 20 degree or more temperature drop which is a nice respite from the valley temps

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive is so interesting with the curves and switchbacks and the spectacular views. Be sure to stop and explore Windy Point. Had a nice picnic by Pallisades. Staff in the office very friendly and helpful. Fun to watch the temperature drop as we got higher We sure to watch out for traffic and especially cyclists. And remember when they... More 

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