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Mount Lemmon Audio Tour Guide info

Discover a mountainous oasis in the heart of the desert with this self-guided driving tour to the top of Mount Lemmon, Arizona. This journey through nature and history takes you from Tucson’s red rocks and saguaro cacti to the lush old-growth forests of the Catalina Mountains. Along the way, you’ll uncover tales of the Tohono O’odham, marvel at the Sky Islands, and experience a side of Arizona you’ve never seen!

Here’s how it works: Within 30 mins, we’ll send you a unique password and an app. Download the app, enter the password, and download the tour. When you arrive, go to the first stop, launch the app, and follow the instructions! Stick to our recommended route and speed limit for the best experience.

Once downloaded, your journey begins on the Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona. From there, you’ll embark on a journey that elevates not just in altitude but in unforgettable sights.

Journey through time as you cruise along the open road, uncovering tales of the Native Tohono O’odham people. Listen to captivating accounts of ancient desert spirits, like the guardians of the Saguaro cacti. Then, hear how the mighty sky islands you’ll soon be ascending formed.

As you drive into the Catalina Mountains, you’ll discover the cascading Seven Cataracts, panoramic views at Windy Point Vista, and fascinating geology everywhere.

Along the way, keep your eyes open for the diverse flora and fauna that call these mountains home.

Stop by Windy Point Vista for some of the best views in Arizona, pay a visit to the secluded Rose Canyon Lake, and visit the wreck of an old warplane on one of Mount Lemmon’s most famous hiking trails!

Finally, you’ll cruise to the highest heights of this incredible mountain, where skiers come to let loose and where a fabulous Oktoberfest is held every year. Your tour concludes at the SkyCenter Observatory.

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