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Sky Island Scenic Byway

Sky Island Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayArizona
Length 27.2 mi / 43.8 km
Time to Allow Plan for three to six hours to drive, including backtracking.

Certain stops along the byway require a $5.00 use pass to access.

Start your journey among giant saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert and climb to shady conifer forests at nearly 9,000 feet, passing biological diversity equivalent to a drive from Mexico to Canada in just 27 miles. Enjoy spectacular views and recreational opportunities from hiking and camping to picnicking and skiing.

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    Sky Island Scenic Byway

    Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

    USDA-Forest Service, Coronado National Forest