This is a wonderful drive through a very scenic byway. Leaving the desert floor of Tucson you climb up the mountain and through the pass to view the valleys on both sides. There are many turn outs that offer amazing views of the valley and distant mountain ranges. It really is a must do activity if you are in the... 更多
Beautiful drive with plentiful pull-offs to admire the views. Excellent road that is equipped with safe guard rails. Nice Visitor Center (Pallisades) part way up, although it is not open on Tuesday or Wednesday. If it is hot in Tucson, cool off with this trip as it is about 30 degrees cooler at the top.
We have been coming to Tucson for over 20 years and never made this drive. Now that we are full time we thought it was time. Went with some out of town friends and it was spectacular. We just admired the views on the way up but stopped at most of the vistas on the way down. It was a... 更多
My husband was so excited to show me this drive when we visited Tucson. He had been here years ago and loved the change from desert to Aspen forest. Once we got to where the change over would have taken place he was so disappointed to see that most of the Aspen forest was lost to a fire a few... 更多
The drive up Mount Lemmon is absolutely stunning. Twisty and ear-popping, but not overly steep - a mountain pass with switchbacks this isn't - it's a full-on scenic highway, but it's definitely scenic. There's loads of places along the road where you can pull off to take in the views/take some photos etc, and about 5 or 6 of them... 更多
Be prepared to be in awe. As you climb from the base of the desert mountain up a winding, gorgeous road, you will watch the topography change rapidly. There is skiing at the top - in the most gorgeous of pines... This is a drive you must make time for - and considering it is only 25 winding miles to... 更多
spectacular views of the whole basin. the drive was a bit tedious as some drivers used the good road as a speedway...thanks for the parking turn-outs!
We expected a lot more form all of the reviews. the views were Ok, but not outstanding or anything spectacular. The best part was at the end of the road in Summerland where they sold some really great fudge.
The drive is an easy drive for any vehicle with many pull-offs for over-looks and taking those WOW pictures. The scenery is awe inspiring. The mountain is high-over 9000' feet, so it gets fairly chilly. There is an area that is particularly beautiful with rock formations shaped like Native Sentinals overlooking the valley to protect the mountain. You can camp,... 更多
The road to Mt Lemmon (9157 ft high) is indeed very scenic and rises almost 7000 feet in about 26 miles. The road shoulders are wide and cyclists use this as - who knows?: a test of endurance, a training ground, or just to say "I rode Mt Lemmon!". The views and terrain changes are right out of creation's story... 更多
The drive is beautiful with many places to "pullout" and take photos or climb rocks. Getting to the top is worth the drive, stop in the general store for some on site made fudge.
A great scenic ride near the city that offers great hiking trails at the top. There are areas along the way to pull ff the road for pictures and your viewing pleasure. Once up top, there are a few businesses to shop, eat, or stay a a B&B.
This road trip was remarkable! Pack a picnic and plan to be amazed. A review worthy of this spectacular trip isn't possible...just do it!
Take some cash if you're planning on eating out! Buy the day pass so you can park and picnic, hike, and enjoy the forest setting! There's a small reservoir and plenty of pull-out and roadside tables! Some skiing and snow in winter, a must see if you're in Tucson!
Traveled up the byway one day and did the Babad Doag trail. Easy and scenic. Went all the way to the top another day. Great views. Impressive elevation difference from city to the top.