Tucson: Mt. Lemmon

Mt. Lemmon and Summerhaven

Web Links, hiking and driving information

Explore what Mt. Lemmon has to offer- new center open

Mt. Lemmon Community Center
Pima County web page for the MLCC
12949 North Sabino Canyon Parkway
Mount Lemmon, AZ 85619
(520) 877-6000

Mt. Lemmon tourists have a brand new visitor and information center. The visitor's and community facility opened July 4, 2007.

A multi-purpose room is available for rent to hold meetings, retreats, parties, and special events. The public restrooms are open seven days a week. For more information call 877-6114. (Photo: left) The new Mt. Lemmon Communty Center.

Mount Lemmon
Businesses and Shopping

Skiing
Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley

Mt. Lemmon/Tucson Road
Information
(520) 741-4991

Mt. Lemmon Snow Report,
Ski Valley:
576-1400

Mt. Lemmon Highway Reconstruction Hotline: 749-3329

Pima County Sheriff's Office Road Information Line: 741-4991

U.S. Forest Service: 749-8700

Mount Lemmon Zip Code:
Mount Lemmon, Arizona, 85619

Fees to Use the Catalina Mountains facilities

The U.S. Forest Service charges a fee for those who plan to travel up the mountain. Residents and employees on the mountain are exempt from the new fee. This fee is expected to help improve and preserve some of the area, according to U.S. Forest Service reports. At the present time, those who access fee areas by means other than vehicle do not need to purchase a pass. Parking along Sabino Canyon Road, at the entrance of the Coronado National Forest is prohibited. Violators may be subject to fines.

Fee areas are required for visitors 24 hours a day. After operations center closes, people continue using the roads, trails and restroom sare required to pay the fees. A self-serve fee tube is provided in all fee areas for afterhours pass purchases. Some free days include Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Day, a Free Fishing Day in June and other days that are at the discretion of Forest Service officials. Free days are scheduled and announced in advance.

The following fees apply to all Coronado National Forest fee areas:

  • $5 per vehicle per day
  • $10 per vehicle per week
  • $20 per vehicle per year (valid for one year from date of purchase)

A Catalina Mountain Pass is good at any fee area on the Coronado National Forest. Purchase a Day Pass at Sabino Canyon in the morning, and use it later that afternoon to visit Mt. Lemmon. An Annual Pass can be used at Sabino Canyon, Mt. Lemmon, Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, or at South Fork in the Chiricahua Mountains. Conversely, passes purchased at Madera Canyon or South Fork can also be used at any other Coronado National Forest fee area. More information on the Passes and Fees or call 520-388-3800.

Hiking Mt. Lemmon and Catalina Mountains

The Mt. Lemmon fire of 2003

Some outside links to get more up to date information and view images of the devestation:

Ways to help the Aspen Fire recovery on Mount Lemmon:

  • Trees for Mount Lemmon to revegetate private property: P.O. Box 704, Mount Lemmon, AZ., 85619 or call 749-2695.
  • Friends of Sabino Canyon to help the Coronado National Forest: P.O. Box 31265, Tucson, AZ., 85751. Phone 749-1900. sabinocanyon.org
  • Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona: 881-3300. volunteersoaz.org

Mount Lemmon Zip Code: Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, 85619

Mt. Lemmon Entertainment Magazine

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Books on Mount Lemmon, Summerhaven, Frog Mountain and the Catalina Mountains

Tucson Hiking Guide

Author: Betty Leavengood

Squeezing the Lemmon II ...
more juice than ever:

A rock climber's guide to the Mt. Lemmon Highway, Tucson, Arizona by Eric Fazio-Rhicard (Author) published 2000, 324 pages.

Climbers guide to Sabino Canyon and Mount Lemmon Highway Tucson, Arizona

by John Steiger

Frog Mountain Blues

A story of Frog Mountain (Paperback)
by Charles Bowden, Jack W. Dykinga (Photographer)