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“Beautiful drive! ”

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway
Ranked #1 of 320 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

It's hard not to stop every chance you get! Never imagined we would see the mountain side filled with the large cacti. It is awesome. Went to the summit, stopped for a cookie. Considered the ski lift, but ran out of time.
It was 25 degrees cooler at the top.

Thank Leah P
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

This is a beautiful drive to the top of Mount Leaman. Great pull overs to stop and take breath taking pictures. You should bring a sweater or light jacket, when we started up the drive it was 89F when we got to the top (8, 000ft.) It was a cool 67F. Well worth the drive.

Thank 1bigred
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Escape the heat, drive up the incredibly beautiful Mt Lemmon scenic parkway to the Alpine forest awaiting you. Have lunch on the deck of The Iron Foor and stroll across the street for a beautiful ride up the chairlift and enjoy the panoramic vista of Tucson. The absolute best day drive in Tucson. Plenty of wonderful hikes and picnic areas available also. Camping and rock climbing , trails and wildlife. Tucson at its best!!

Thank GoodTimeBillyPeaches
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

the drive to the top is beautiful, if you have never driven in the mountains you must take care. there are plenty of areas where you can stop and enjoy the view.

Thank redinked
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

This was a wonderful drive and highly recommended to anyone visiting the Tucson area! Spend the extra time to visit the restaurants and shops!

Thank Gail E
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