The drive from Tucson (elevation 2500 feet) to the top of Mt. Lemmon (elevation 9,200 feet) is a fine day trip, particularly in the warmer months.The 25-mile road to the top is windy and picturesque. There are numerous pullouts. The one at Windy Point offers a panoramic view of the Tucson Metro area.
Near the top is Ski Valley, the southern most ski area in the continental United States. So, in the winter, take your skies & snow boards.
But in the warmer months, take your hiking boots because there are many fine trails up there. Stop at the Palisade Visitor Center for trail maps and current conditions. Bring water & snacks or a picnic. Read More