Sky Island Scenic Byway

Department of Transportation.

Start your journey among giant saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert and climb to shady conifer forests at nearly 9,000 feet, passing biological diversity equivalent to a drive from Mexico to Canada in just 27 miles. Enjoy spectacular views and recreational opportunities from hiking and camping to picnicking and skiing.


Getting to the Byway:

Tucson, AZ
* Get onto Speedway Blvd and go east. * Follow until you reach Wilmot Road and curve on to Tanque Verde Road. * Turn to the left on Catalina Highway. * The byway begins on this road, where it becomes Mt. Lemmon Highway shortly before entering the Coronado National Forest.

Navigating the Byway:
* The Sky Island Scenic Byway starts at the junction of E. Catalina Hwy and N. Lemmon Short Rd. * From this point, drive northeast on Mt. Lemmon Hwy to Summerhaven, AZ, where the byway ends.

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