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Tucson, Arizona - Scenic Drives

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Scenic drives to consider in the Tucson area are listed below. Click on any scenic byway or backway listed below for complete information.

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  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 6 mile loop

Bajada Loop Drive passes through dense Saguaro forests.

  • Paved and Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 1 hour
  • 22 miles oneway

Here is an nice little drive that will add another perspective to your appreciation of the Santa Rita Mountains. Box Canyon Road takes you into an area of the mountain range where open grasslands predominate and where broad views stretch across large basins and isolated mountain ranges.

  • Paved
  • 1/2 hour
  • 8 miles

This wonderful 8-mile, paved drive runs through the Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park , east of Tucson. It features an excellent display saguaro cactus and other desert foliage as it winds through the desert.

  • Maintained Dirt or Gravel
  • 2-3 hours
  • 52 mile loop from Sonoita

Historic ranching and mining country with broad grasslands and distant buttes provides the setting for this medium length loop drive.

  • Paved
  • 1 to 2 hours
  • 28 miles oneway

Mt Lemmon Scenic Byway is the only paved road that leads to the upper reaches of Mt. Lemmon and the Santa Catalina Range. It is one of the most scenic drives in southeast Arizona.

  • Paved and Dirt
  • 3 hours
  • 75 mile loop

Ruby Road Scenic Drive is a border country drive featuring good views of rolling hills and towering buttes, a desert oasis inhabited by rare plants and birds, an old ghost town, and two picturesque lakes.

  • Rough Dirt or Gravel
  • 20 miles oneway

Rug Road got its name from the remnants of carpet that people have used to fill holes and ledges along the road to make it more passable. The road is one of the roughest roads in the southeastern Arizona - it is not for the faint of heart. Travel on the Rug Road requires a good high-clearance, four-...

  • Plan for 3-6 hours to drive, including backtracking.
  • 27.2 miles (43 km)

Travel along one of the most scenic highways in the Southwest, complete with mountain forests, canyons, deserts, and breathtaking vistas. One of the only paved roads leading up to the top of Mt. Lemmon, it begins in the Lower Sonoran region and climbs up to the forests of the Canadian zone, providin...

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