Santa Catalina Mountains Photography Gallery

Arizona Trail in Golden Light
Sycamore Reservoir and Sabino Canyon
Arizona Trail in Santa Catalinas
Trail in Lower Santa Catalina Mountains
Arizona Trail Sign in Desert Mountains
Arizona Trail Passing Yucca Stalk
Lower Santa Catalina Mountains
Yucca and AZT Sign Along Trail
Evening Light on Santa Catalinas
Upper Sabino Canyon
Arizona Trail on Oracle Ridge
Fall Leaves Against Mountains
Oracle Ridge Above Surrounding Desert
Desert Grasses on Oracle Ridge
Burned Tree Trunks on Oracle Ridge
Rocky Ridges Below Oracle Ridge
Manzanita Along Arizona Trail
Rocky Boulders on Hillside
Lower Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Spanish Bayonet Along the Arizona Trail
Rocky Hill Along Oracle Ridge
Lower Oracle Ridge
Yucca Stalks Above Desert
Hills Below Lower Oracle Ridge
Moon Setting Above Desert
Moonlight on Oracle Ridge
Moonlit Night Sky Above Oracle Ridge
Twilight over the Oracle Ridge
Tucson at Twilight
Earth's Shadow Above Desert Flora
Light Rays Above Desert Mountains
Desert Mountains at Sunset
Picacho Peak in Golden Light
Rays of Light in Earth's Shadow
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
Golden Desert Landscape
Sonoran Desert Sunset
Oracle Ridge at Sunset
High Desert Hills

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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