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Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

9800 E Ski Run Rd, Mt Lemmon, AZ 85619, USA

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About Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Also known as the Mount Lemmon Infrared Observatory, is an astronomical observatory located on Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains approximately 28 kilometers northeast of Tucson, Arizona . The site in the Coronado National Forest is used with special permission from the U.S. Forest Service by the University of Arizona's Steward Observatory, and contains a number of independently managed telescopes.


Attractions Near Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Mount Lemmon
Mount Lemmon0.28km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

It is the highest point in the Santa Catalina Mountains. It is located in the Coronado National Forest north of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Mount Lemmon was named for botanist Sara Plummer Lemmon, who trekked to the top of the mountain with her husband and E. O. Stratton, a local rancher, by horse and foot in 1881.

Mt Lemmon Ski Valley
Mt Lemmon Ski Valley0.99km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is a recreational ski area in the U.S. state of Arizona, and the southernmost ski destination in the continental United States. Mount Lemmon Ski Valley is located on the slopes of Mount Lemmon in the Santa Catalina Mountains just north of Tucson, Arizona. It is part of the Coronado National Forest, located near the mountaintop village of Summerhaven.

Pusch Ridge Wilderness
Pusch Ridge Wilderness8.68km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Pusch Ridge Wilderness Area is a 56,430 acre wilderness area. It is located within the Coronado National Forest in the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona, United States. Established in 1978, the area varies greatly in elevation and biodiversity, rising from 2,800 feet to over 9,100 feet in elevation.

Catalina State Park
Catalina State Park11.35km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Catalina State Park is a state park of Arizona, United States, that is adjacent to Coronado National Forest on the western slopes of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson.

Peppersauce Cave
Peppersauce Cave12km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

Peppersauce Cave is a limestone cave found in the Santa Catalina Mountains approximately ten miles south of Oracle, Arizona. Peppersauce is frequented by about 23,000 visitors every year and contains approximately one mile of mapped passages. The cave has been subject to vandalism and heavy littering for over fifty years.

Coronado National Forest
Coronado National Forest13.19km from Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

The Coronado National Forest is a United States National Forest that includes an area of about 1.78 million acres spread throughout mountain ranges in southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The national forest is divided into five ranger districts, which are not contiguous; each consists of multiple sky island mountain ranges.

Where is Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory

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Pima County
Pima County
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Pima county is a county in the south central region of the U.S. state of Arizona. The county is named after the Pima Native Americans who are indigenous to this area.

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