Santa Catalina Mountains Photography Gallery

Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Twilight over the Oracle Ridge
Tucson at Twilight
Sunset over the Oracle Ridge
Southern Arizona Sunset
Southern Arizona Sunset
Silhouetted Trees on the Oracle Ridge
Golden Desert Vegetation at Sunset
Sunset over Desert Mountains
Oracle Ridge at Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Oracle Ridge at Sunset
High Desert Hills
Dirt Road in High Desert Trees
Whitetail Deer at Campsite
Southern Arizona Sky Islands
High Desert Mountains
Hiking Trail in Oak Trees
Sonoran Desert Below Oracle Ridge
Yucca and Agave Along Arizona Trail
Pine Tree Above Desert
Horned Lizard
Old Growth in Marshall Gulch
Hiking Trail in Pine Forest
Hiking Trail in Pine Forest
Ponderosa Pine Tree Trunks
Pine Trees and Granite Boulders
Lemmon Creek
Granite Boulders and Outcroppings
Granite Boulders and Pine Trees
Granite Boulders and Pine Trees
Sunrise on Granite Outcroppings
Sunrise on Granite Outcroppings
Wilderness of Rocks Sunrise
Night Sky over Wilderness of Rocks
Camping in the Wilderness of Rocks
Afternoon Light on Granite Boulders
Afternoon Light on Granite Boulders
Granite Outcroppings in Pine Forest
Wilderness of Rocks
Granite Outcroppings in Pine Forest
Boulders and Pine Trees
Coatimundi in Tree
Pine Trees and Granite Boulders

Santa Catalina Mountains Information

The Santa Catalina Mountains are a sky island like no other. The mountains provide a dramatic backdrop behind the city of Tucson, Arizona and are home to the country's southern-most ski resort at Mount Lemmon. The resort is situated high up in the ponderosa pine forest thousands of feet above the surrounding Sonoran Desert. At the base of the mountains is the famous Sabino Canyon Recreation Area. This protected area features a large network of popular trails through the surrounding desert and ascents into gorgeous canyons. The mountains are also home to plenty of wildlife, including black bears and cougars. Recently, bighorn sheep were even reintroduced to the Pusch Ridge Wilderness, a large wilderness area covering much of the mountains. By driving the Santa Catalina Highway, visitors can easily drive from the Sonoran Desert, where they're surrounded by saguaro cactus, up to a ponderosa pine forest in a very short time.

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