The Santa Catalina Mountains, just northeast of Tucson holds wonders full of free camping, hiking trails, and more climbing crags than you could visit in a lifetime! Check below on our favorite spots of the mountain.
The "Meadow on Mt. Lemmon" is a free camping spot beloved by many. At one of the highest peaks of the mountain seating at just over 9,000 ft this camping spot gives you beautiful views of Tucson and the entire Santa Catalina Mountain range. For more info, CLICK HERE
This sandy campsite can be used as quick cool off destination, or a night for a backpacking trip. No matter when you head to Hutch's Pool, you'll enjoy the oasis of the pools and shady site. For more info, CLICK HERE
Just past the town of Summerhaven is a collection of miles of summit hikes. The road to these hikes are often closed in the late fall-winter months, but can still be accessed with spikes and possibly snowshoes. For more info, CLICK HERE
New to lead climbing and looking for the perfect place to practice your skills? Sloth Slabs is the perfect high elevation crag established in 2017 to give new sport climbers an area to practice before they tackle the rest of the mountain. For more information, CLICK HERE.