We decided to take a trip up here to do the solar telescope tour at 10 am. They are open everyday except 3 holidays. They give 1 hour tours of this telescope and 2 stellar telescopes at 11:30 and 1:30. We went Dec. 27 and it was 36 in tucson and 53 up on the peak. The weather was perfect, no wind. I didn't realize there were so many telescopes up there. Our tour guide was great. It's on an indian reservation and he gave us some history about that and my boys are 7 & 11 and did enjoy it. Unfortunately, the solar telescope was not operating but we still got to see inside of it. You can also do a walking tour of all 3 telescopes on your own. The 4 m. has a fantastic 360 degree view. The walk is a little steep and then an elevator takes you up to the viewing platform. We had snow up there but it was off on the sides of the road. Also, there is a great picnic area a couple miles back down that has a radio telescope with some info about it. Really a great trip!
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