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It is wonderful to watch the scenery change from suargo cactus to pine and aspen trees. There are many pull outs with opportunities to enjoy the beauty of the area. Summerhaven is a great small town to stop at at the top - be sure...More
The scenery is gorgeous. Be aware that there was a 30 degree temperature change between ground level and mountain top. Check the weather, there may be snow. Maybe bring a jacket if you want to walk around at the top. Driving feels a little treacherous...More
Good open parking along the way for wheelchairs.
Fantastic viewing of many different geological changes.
Many small pull off areas to allow quick photos in all directions.
Good restaurant at the top for a little rest before heading back down.
I headed up Mt Lemmon after a business meeting to finish my only day in Tucson. I downloaded the science app, which provided a narrated science lesson for the drive. The scenery was fantastic and well worth the drive.
It is exciting to watch the landscape change as you as the evevation changes! Starting in desert, through Saguaro forests, then Rocky hoodoos, stopping for a picnic in the pine forest, swing the wildlife ending at over 9000ft elevation with an incredible view in cool...More
Mt. Lemmon Science Tour. Drive, relax as you listen enormous amount of interesting facts while you ascend to the top of Mt. Lemmon. Our six year old granddaughter enjoyed listening as did teenager with adults. Then we stopped and enjoyed pizza and cookie at Cookie...More
I was born and raised in Tucson and have always enjoyed the drive up to Mt. Lemmon to escape the heat of the summer in the valley, but now years later and returning on a visit to Tucson the drive up to Mt. Lemmon was...More
Mt. Lemmon is the kind of place that offers something magical for everyone. Sitting on a rock 9,000 feet in the air offers majestic views, fresh crisp air and an opportunity for introspection. The perfect combination of natures bounty and silence. Dont pass up the...More
We downloaded the free Mt. Lemmon audioguide app and drove up the mountain taking lots of stops for pictures. Beware though, restaurants close on the mountaintop at 430. Also, sunset at the “Hoodoo” (rock formations scenic stop facing Tucson) is to die for. Will return...More
Response from L4431COlisap | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is unfortunately. Might I suggest a trip to Sabino Canyon? It Doesn't have the elevation, but there is a tram that takes you from the bottom of the canyon to the top, with many stops and opportunities... More
I do not believe there is unfortunately. Might I suggest a trip to Sabino Canyon? It Doesn't have the elevation, but there is a tram that takes you from the bottom of the canyon to the top, with many stops and opportunities for hiking.
Response from annonnymous1 | Reviewed this property |
The amount of time you'll need depends on whether you want to stop at the various lookouts or just drive to the top. The road is full of switchbacks so a direct route could take about an hour or more to the top. We used... More
The amount of time you'll need depends on whether you want to stop at the various lookouts or just drive to the top. The road is full of switchbacks so a direct route could take about an hour or more to the top. We used the CD and stopped at all of the overlooks, so it took us a good half day.