Sky Island Scenic Byway

National Scenic BywayArizona
Length 27.2 mi / 43.8 km
Time to Allow Plan for three to six hours to drive, including backtracking.

Certain stops along the byway require a $5.00 use pass to access.

Start your journey among giant saguaro cacti of the Sonoran desert and climb to shady conifer forests at nearly 9,000 feet, passing biological diversity equivalent to a drive from Mexico to Canada in just 27 miles. Enjoy spectacular views and recreational opportunities from hiking and camping to picnicking and skiing.

Local Information

Metropolitan Tucson Convention and Visitors Bureau

USDA-Forest Service, Coronado National Forest