Catalina Mountains Travel Guide

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Catalina Mountains Overview

The Catalina Mts. North of Tucson have cool nights in the summer due to high altude. You travel through a number of ecological environments there from tall cactus to tall Ponderosa pine and aspens. There is a Forest Service firetower you cant get to; but the walk up the stairs gives you an excellant view of the mountains. The curvy road has many scenic overlooks. There is no more free camping in the Catalina Mountains.

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