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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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Address: Tucson, AZ
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What a gr eat ride up the mountain to the top at over 9000 feet. A delightful drive with unimaginable vistas, places to stop and sights to enjoy. Plan 4 hours up and back.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gr eat ride up the mountain to the top at over 9000 feet. A delightful drive with unimaginable vistas, places to stop and sights to enjoy. Plan 4 hours up and back.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to download the Mt Lemmon App from ASU to enhance your experience! And in the winter, listen for waterfalls at stops along the way!

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michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To go through 3 different vegetation levels in 24 miles was incredible...The rock formations were awe inspiring. This is a drive that should not be missed if you are in the Tucson area. Give your self at least 3 hours...and remember your camera!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mt. Lemmon is a drive not to be missed! The scenery and topography changes dramatically from the valley floor as you drive up in elevation. It is always cooler which is especially good in the warmer months in Tucson. Do stop at the scenic pull offs for photo and walking opportunities. It is amazing to go from cactus strewn desert... More 

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Durango, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We are from Durango, CO, so the drive was not too scary for us, but if you are a flat lander beware... long, uphill driive with scary edges. Beautiful scenery!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told by a number of people to visit Mt. Lemmon if traveling to Tucson so we booked a hotel close by. Reading TripAdvisor reviews prior to the trip I found out that The University of Arizona had created an app so you could listen to the history as you drove along. This was a huge asset even though... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to go an hang out with ur loved one. Maybe not so great in the middle of summer when it's 110 outside

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Glad I was not the driver so I could really enjoy the beautiful and changing scenery on this ride. We experienced an 20+ degree temperature difference from the bottom to the top of the mountain. The visas were amazing! Worth the trip!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from the scenic spots along the way up are great and the village on top is really nice. Its a relaxing time of enjoying the peace. Even if its crowded up there, you have a sense of going back in time.

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful drive with many pull outs. We stayed for the whole day so we could watch the sunset. It was outstanding!

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