Driving Tour to Mount Lemmon
August 8, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Take a break from the summer heat in the Valley and join your fellow PCA club members on a drive to Tucson and up into the cool climes of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
We will meet at the Cracker Barrel Old Country Store in Ahwatukee and head down I-10 and across the Old Pueblo to the Catalina Highway, where the fun part of the drive begins. The Mount Lemmon Scenic Byway is one of the best drives in Arizona. “Aside from the arresting canyon and mountain views, the nearly 60-mile round-trip byway offers visitors the biological equivalent of driving from the deserts of Mexico to the forests of Canada.” And, the twisty drive is even more fun when negotiated in a Porsche!
We will have lunch at the Sawmill Run restaurant in Summerhaven. The restaurant was named for two sawmills that once existed at this location. The full menu is available for you to enjoy on the outdoor deck while taking in the cool mountain air among the tall pines.
A fun activity to do after lunch is to ride the ski lift to the top of the mountain.
“Surrounded by beautiful scenery and gorgeous trees, the Sky Ride will take you to the top! Hop off – go for a hike or just take in the view – then ride back down and enjoy some amazing fudge or pick up a souvenir in the Motherlode Gift Shop.“
Sky Ride tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors.
You can make this a day trip, or you may want to spend the night in Tucson and take a leisurely drive home on Monday. Recommended lodging is at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa. You will make your own reservations for Sunday, Aug. 8.
- Meeting time: 7:30 AM
- Meeting location: Cracker Barrel Old Country Store
AZPCA Driving Tours sell out early, so don’t wait to sign up! Register on MotorsportReg using this link: Mt Lemmon Tour