Mount Lemmon
The Peak
Rank: #17 Summit Elevation: 9,157 ft.
Vegetation: Aspens, Douglas-fir and white fir, Gambel and silverleaf oak, and madrone.  Frequently Seen Animals: deer, hawks.
Hiking Season: Spring to Autumn  
The Trail
Name: Marshall Gulch Trail #3 to Aspen Loop Trail #93 Difficulty: Difficult
Length of Hike (r/t): 5.5 miles Trail Elevation Change: 1,747 ft.
Water: Non-potable water available at Marshall Gulch. Drinking water at Summerhaven near summit. Trailhead Elevation: 7,410 ft.
Tips: Highest point in the Santa Catalina Mtns. Partly within Pusch Ridge Wilderness. Good views. Downhill skiing facility near summit. There is a road to the top, so a second car could be left at the top except in winter, when icy conditions make the road impassable.
Hiking Permit Needed: Currently a $5 user fee. Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed. Horses Permitted: Yes.
Cross-country Skiing Permitted: Yes Mountain Bikes Permitted: No.
Safety Tips: Bring warm clothing and raingear. Stay off exposed areas during thunderstorms. Bear-proof your campsite.
The Drive
General Location: Tucson Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Tucson  
Directions: Take the Catalina Highway off Tanque Verde Road in Tucson. Drive 4.2 miles to the Forest boundary and continue 26 miles through Summerhaven to the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area. As of May 2002, there was a fee for parking at Marshall Gulch.  All roads are paved, but chains or 4-wheel drive may be required in winter because of snow. The trailhead is at the end of the road. You'll have to walk the last couple of hundred yards in winter when the road into the picnic area is closed. No parking above the ski valley during icy conditions.
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Mt. Lemmon Office of Tourism Region: Old West Country
County: Pima Managing Agency: Santa Catalina Ranger District, Coronado National Forest, 5700 N. Sabino Canyon Road, Tucson, Arizona 85750 
(520) 749-8700 (voice); (520) 670-4719 (fax) 
e-mail: scrd/
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