Mt. Lemmon Events and Information
Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven roads are open, but watch for falling rock, wayward drivers and bicyclists all sharing the same road.
The Mt. Lemmon road to Summerhaven reopens Friday, July 14 after the Burro Fire, in nearby Reddington Pass, has been contained enough to allow visitors to the top of the mountain. In the meantime, only residents and employees are allowed up.
Recent improvement to the hour-long drive up the Catalina Highway (General Hitchcock Highway) provides a smoother drive up the winding mountain. The main road to the top of Mount Lemmon, Ski Valley and Summerhaven village is usually open, unless weather conditions warrant a short closure.
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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?
The Mt. Lemmon events calendar has events and entertainment activites. See what's happening in the Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven Calendar.
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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
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