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Mt Lemmon

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Despite its many strip malls and hordes of retirees in the winter, Tucson has accessible wilderness area within 15 minutes of driving distance. The Santa Catalina Mountains rise up from the city with amazingly beautiful canyons and trickling streams that support incredible wildlife and bright-leaved trees standing out from the green-orange desert countryside. Saguaro NP should not be missed, with its incredible stands of the world's most incredible plant- the Saguaro cactus. Don't come to Tucson for the nightlife; with all those old people, they roll up the streets at 9. But if nature is your thing, Tucson will be your city. I'd advise coming with a car, because public transit is non-existent and you'll appreciate the freedom. The early spring is best, with hot days, crisp nights in the mountains under infinite stars, and the flowering of the desert that brings the land to vibrant life... Come to Tucson, and you'll experience the beauty of the desert.

Mt Lemmon
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