Discover New Worlds

SkyNights is a night-time observing program that provides the opportunity to peer beyond the blue horizons of our southwestern skies and explore astronomical wonders that have fascinated us from time immemorial.

The Southern Most Ski Slopes In The USA

From cactus covered desert to skiing within 20 miles. Ski Valley boasts the United States southern most ski slopes and lift rides are offered year around. Experience the seasons from a birds perspective.

U of A Science Tour

Produced by the University of Arizona College of Science, the Tour engages users with the surprising natural science of Southern Arizona, from the enchanting Sonoran Desert to the “Sky Island” mountains on every horizon.

With music by the band Calexico, the Tour is narrated by Calexico front-man Joey Burns.

Along with the audio tour, the app also includes informative slide-shows and videos that visualize the science. Through science stories, the Mt. Lemmon Science Tour brings the wonders of this region alive.

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Sky Islands


Life Zones




BBQ and Picnicking

Picnicking and BBQing is a great way to spend a leisurely day among the beauty of the forest. Picnics sites are scattered along the highway and are open year around. The Mount Lemmon General Store is located in Summerhaven and can provide you with any necessities you may have forgotten, or, you can pick up a delicious meal at one of the local eateries and enjoy it at your favorite spot! Just remember to dispose of your trash appropriately.

Bird Watching

Mount Lemmon is known as a bird watchers paradise. Set directly in the path of birds migrating to and from Central and South America the mountain provides a sanctuary to over 200 species of birds throughout the year.