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Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon

Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon is a great year-round hike with many shaded areas for the hot summer months. The entire trail, out and back is approximately 10.8 miles, however we’ve read about many hikers parking one vehicle at the Butterfly Trailhead and another at the Palisade Visitor Center to make this a trail a shorter 5.5 mile trek.

Hiking map of Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
wild turkeys while Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Escapees from Thanksgiving! George, the Irish terrorist Terrier mix we brought with us, found a group of wild turkeys at the beginning of the trail. In his excitement, he scared them away.

abert's squirrel while Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Abert’s Squirrel, only found in the southwest.

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Trees! Glorious green coniferous trees! We could almost pretend we were back home in Washington. But not really.

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
With out favorite jolly Englishman (also my former boss).

Snow while Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
It snows in Tucson every once in a while.

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon

Fall leaves while Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
George, the Irish terrorist Terrior mix frolicking in the fallen leaves. He’s a rambunctious fellow and takes after his dad (the jolly Englishman).

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon

Leaves while Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Contrary to popular belief, Tucson does too have different seasons (usually they are: scorchingly hot, hot, rainy & hot).

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon

Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Hiking Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hiking-butterfly-trail-mount-lemmon
Our pooped out hiking group.

Butterfly Trail on Mount Lemmon Overview

  • Coordinates: 32.42736, -110.7408
  • Fees: FREE
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy
  • Usage: Light
  • Length: 10.8 Miles Out & Back
  • Elevation: 1,095 Feet
  • Pets allowed: Yes
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