Mount Lemmon Summer Adventure Part 2

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My my week of camping at Mt. Lemmon continued. If you missed part 1 you can read it here.

We moved our camp to the Rose Canyon Campground. We knew that the forth of July weekend would be make things difficult so we chose to go the week before. I am glad we did because the camp grounds were busy but not packed full.

Many of the sites were very small and could not accommodate the tents we were using. We settled on a nice site that sat on a hill overlooking the rest of the campground. Camp was set up and we relaxed before heading off in the woods to go explore and check out our surrounding area.


Rose Canyon Campsite

Over the next few days we took in the local sights like Windy Point and Rose Canyon Lake. We also spent some time in Summer Haven a sleepy little mountain town full of beautiful cabins perched on the mountains. We also visited the Mt. Lemmon Ski Resort.


Rose Canyon Lake


Windy Point


Mt. Lemmon Ski Area

It would not be a camping trip without some hiking. There are lots of hiking trails spread out all over Mt Lemmon. A section of the Arizona Trail runs through as well. We had hoped to visit the summit of Mt Lemmon however the point in which is considered to be the summit had been closed by the Forest Service for unknown reasons.


It was a fantastic week of sleeping under the stars, enjoying ample amounts of campfire time, and leaving the real world behind for a few days.

To see more photos of the week please visit my Mt. Lemmon and Windy Point galleries.

Adam Nutting relishes being an avid backpacker, hiker, and all-around adventure junkie. While he currently spends his time hiking in the backcountry of southern Arizona, he grew up in Missouri, where he was naturally inclined to spend as much time as he could outdoors. Adam’s passion for the outdoors grew as he climbed the ranks of the Cub Scouts and the Boy Scouts, eventually attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

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