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Control Road #38 Scenic Drive

NM,AZ US Forest Service

Control Road #38 Scenic Drive

This rough, winding road that snakes up the northeastern slopes of the Santa Catalinas was the first major access route built to the upper reaches of the Santa Catalina Mountains. While some residents...[more]

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Directions

From the town of Oracle, follow The Old Mt. Lemmon Road to the Forest boundary where it becomes FR 38 and continue up the mountain. From Tucson, follow the Catalina Highway to milepost 24.5 , just beyond the Loma Linda Picnic Area, and turn right (northeast) onto FR 38. Follow FR 38 (the Control Road) straight past the Mt. Lemmon Fire Station and a road that forks to the right and continue down the mountain But can be snow covered and impassable in winter.

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