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Santa Catalina Mountains

Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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My beautiful backyard

I've hiked almost every trail in these mountains and they are all wonderful. For the adventurous... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2013
Tucson, Arizona

Beautiful in the Winter and in the summer, see all for Tucson from the top. Even has some good... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2012
Rick S
Anaheim, California
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A major mountain range in Arizona.
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Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
Mount Lemmon Highway, Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
+1 520-576-1321
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

I've hiked almost every trail in these mountains and they are all wonderful. For the adventurous, there are secret pools to explore. Every foot of these mountains is wonderful from the cool pine forests of the top to the saguaro filled foothills below.

1  Thank Tucs0nhiker
Reviewed 9 December 2012

Beautiful in the Winter and in the summer, see all for Tucson from the top. Even has some good snow in winter for some great fun

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 17 November 2012

From the West - the Mt. Lemmon Highway route from Tucson is a well maintained and fully paved road - In mid September, 2012 we rode our Honda Goldwing from Tucson up Mt. Lemmon. We enjoyed the ride in both directions as there was little...More

4  Thank hedyevrt
Reviewed 15 November 2012

On the top you have Mt Lemmon, great hiking in the Late Spring, summer, and early Fall. Many trails all the way up the Mt. Lemmon highway. On the Bottom of the range you have Sabino Canyon recreation center on the south side of the...More

2  Thank Wealan
Reviewed 24 October 2012

We drove up to around 6500 or 7000 feet and hiked from there. I can't remember the trail names as my uncle was my guide. After hiking 2 hours we sat on a rocky vista, eating some snacks, admiring the view. Then we hiked 2...More

1  Thank muzikman6
Reviewed 14 October 2012

My husband and I brought our three children up here hiking and had a blast. The scenery is beautiful, and there is hiking for all difficulty levels. The summit walk on Mt. Lemmon is very easy for kids, and beautiful to see the views of...More

3  Thank haxtona
Reviewed 12 October 2012

If you are near Tucson, you simply cannot miss the trip to Mount Lemmon. It's downright breathtaking. Imagine starting out in the hot and dry dessert with rocks and cactus as far as the eye can see covering the mountains then suddenly you begin to...More

2  Thank TJ7334
Reviewed 17 September 2012

I was visiting a friend in Tucson. I am from Illinois which can be very flat. Well what a treat this was, going up the mountain. It was a little scarey I must admit but so so worth it. The rock formations were stunning. It...More

2  Thank merrylargo
Reviewed 20 July 2012

I live in Tucson, and consider this a must-do drive for visitors. The scenery is spectacular, and people are surprised that you can drive from the Sonoran Desert to Douglas-fir stands in such a short time. Lots of hikes to pick from. Lots of great...More

1  Thank SallyFromTucson
Reviewed 18 July 2012

The drive up to Windy Point on Mt. Lemmon is just beautiful...and then you get to the top! What a gorgeous place and it has a view of all of Tucson. That was as far as we went but next time we will go all...More

1  Thank Sandra E
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