Summerhaven is named very appropriately considering how many Tucsonans and visitors escape there from the summer heat and to enjoy skiing in the winter. Summerhaven sits at 8,200 feet elevation, approximately 1,000 feet below the peak of Mt. Lemmon, approximately 29 miles north of Tucson. Numerous recreational amenities are offered on the mountain, including hiking, camping, fishing, birding, skiing, sledding and rock climbing. Mt. Lemmon’s Ski Valley provides skiing from December into March. The University of Arizona’s Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter offers unique astronomy camps for kids and adults. Go to: www.mtlemmon.com/summerhaven for information.
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Shangri-La atop a mountain paradise.
Starting at the bottom of Mount Lemmon you are in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. As you climb the ascending road, you pass through about four different climes until you attain true alpine environs...
Awesome drive up to Summer Haven. Best pack a picnic as the two restaurants are very very busy. Make time to stop at the vista and hike!
Gristle at The Sawmill
A friend and I ate lunch at the Sawmill Cafe in October 2018. The meat dish I ordered was mostly fat that was hard to chew, and large portions of gristle, I might add, ended up back on the plate...
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