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Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

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DurationDuration4-6 hrs
DirectionsAudio Points41
Tour stops Tour Stops 11
$9.99
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Arizona

Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway

DurationDuration4-6 hrs
DirectionAudio Points41
tour Tour Stops 11
$9.99

About The Tour

Located just outside of Tucson, this tour features the tallest peak in the Santa Catalina Range - Mount Lemmon. You’ll begin your drive in the desert, then make your way up the mountain stopping at overlooks, hikes, and picnic areas. Watch the landscapes change until you reach the summit where you’re greeted by the small village of Summerhaven that sits amid conifers and aspen trees.

Check out our tour FAQ's below for more information.

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Sample Tour Audio

BABAD DO'AG
MOLINO BASIN TRAILHEAD
WINDY POINT VISTA & SARA LEMMON

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Mt.Lemmon

We just completed the Mt. Lemmon Tour and thoroughly enjoyed it including the music during breaks. In the springtime we did the Monument Valley Tour. Another excellent tour!!!

Great tour

Visited Tucson and took the Mount Lemmon tour. It was a great way to spend the day. Loved the history and tour stops. If we had longer I would have definitely done the Saguaro park tour as well, but it’s definitely on the agenda when we visit again. I can’t recommend this app enough.

We used the app for the Mt. Lemmon Scenic Highway tour. It kept us entertained and informed the entire way. We knew in advance of what to look for and when to turn as well as history and geological facts. The music along the tour was upbeat and relaxing. Highly recommend the tours if you are exploring a new place.

Where is Mt. Lemmon?

Mt. Lemmon is located in the Coronado National Forest near Tucson, Arizona. In fact, it’s about a one hour and twenty-minute drive from Tucson to Mt. Lemmon. It's a prominent mountain in the Santa Catalina Range and offers a variety of out...

Can you drive up Mt. Lemmon?

Yes, you can drive up Mt. Lemmon via the Catalina Highway. The highway provides access to the mountain's summit and offers breathtaking views, hiking trails, and recreational opportunities along the route. The drive is a popular way to escape ...

How long does it take to drive up Mt. Lemmon?

Driving up Mt. Lemmon can take around 1.5 to 2 hours, depending on factors such as traffic, road conditions, and how many stops you make. The road leading up the mountain, the Catalina Highway (also known as the Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway), is a ...

Self guided audio tour

What is an Audio Tour Guide?

Think of us as your personal tour guide in an app. Our tours provide everything a guided tour does, but with the freedom to explore on your terms. Here’s how it works:

  • GPS triggers audio narration to play automatically as you drive or walk.
  • Listen to stories, get local insights, visit must-see stops and get turn-by-turn navigation.

Tour FAQs

This tour has 18 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go!

  • Phone charger - very important!
  • Phone mount
  • Layered clothing for sun protection and changing temperatures - it can get cold at the summit!
  • Hiking Clothes
  • Refillable water bottles - the desert heat can be unpredictable and cause dehydration
  • Good hiking shoes/sneakers
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Hats/sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Bug Spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cash
  • Birders should bring a bird ID book

  • Park entry: $8/car
  • Lunch: $10-$20/person (Important: there are no restaurants until you get up to Summerhaven, at the summit, and even then, there are only a few.)
  • Water: $10
  • Chairlift and Skiing: $15 to ride the chairlift; $65/adult ($35/child) to ski 
  • Snacks like fudge, cookies or pie: $8-$15 
  • Gifts/Souvenirs: $20-$50

The road is open 24 hours a day, but we recommend driving and hiking during daylight hours. 

Yes! Feel free to join the tour along the route. Just make sure that you follow the numbers in chronological order from where you are starting from.  If you don’t begin at one of the tour starting points you’ll miss a few stories, but you’ll still have a great experience. 

No, this tour is only available in one direction. 

​​Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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