The Sky Island Scenic Byway—Mount Lemmon Highway to the town of Summerhaven, Arizona—is a classic tour that can be enjoyed all summer long. This breathtaking 25 mile paved road takes us along one of Arizona’s most scenic byways, and winds us up a trail that ascends 9,157 feet through the rugged Santa Catalina Mountains, into a much cooler climate! Along the way there are many pull-off points for photo opportunities, or just to enjoy the magnificent landscape. At the top of Mount Lemmon sits the tiny town of Summerhaven—appropriately named for the number of summer homes you’ll find there. Summerhaven is also home to the Iron Door Restaurant, where we’ll stop for lunch on self. Famous for their chili, burgers and homemade pies, the Iron Door menu offers something for everyone. Don’t miss your opportunity to enjoy a 30 degree drop in temperature, great scenery and a fabulous lunch.
Depart: NW 8 am. Phx 8:30 a.m. Mesa 9 a.m R 6 p.m.