Mount Lemmon & Summerhaven road now open after Bighorn Fire
The Catalina Highway to Mount Lemmon and Summerhaven, is now open to the public after repairs from the Bullhorn Fire. The park remains closed until at least November 1.
The closed areas of the Santa Catalina Mountains and Coronado National Forest include the General Hitchcock, Gordon Hirabayashi, Rose Canyon and Spencer Canyon campgrounds.
Sabino Canyon Recreation Area, Sabino Canyon Trail #23, and the Control Road #38 Scenic Drive remain closed, at least, until November 1st.
Flash flooding at the base of the Catalinas, including Oracle, Oro Valley and the Catalina Foothills may experience "life threatening" flooding, according to the US Weather Service.
The recent Bullhorn Fire burned nearly 120,000 acres.
New Book: Treasures of the Santa Catalina
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Road closures when weather is bad
Weather conditions can change quickly. When it is raining in the Tucson basin, there is a good chance that the Catalina Mountains are getting soaked. Check today's Mt. Lemmon weather and road conditions.
What is happening on Mt. Lemmon?
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The Santa Catalina Mountains
The Legends & History
The Lost City & Mission
Tucson Gold Rush of the 1880s
Books about Mt. Lemmon and the Catalina Mountains
Legends of lost mines, lost cities and a lost mission have been passed down by word of mouth for generations. The most famous legend, the Iron Door Mine, helped launch the early American hunt for gold in the 1850s. Read more about the legends and history behind them in a new local book on the Treasures in the Santa Catalinas.
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