Santa Catalina Mountains

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Debby Kriegel
The Santa Catalina Mountains, often called simply the Catalinas, are a mountain range in the Coronado National Forest and located northeast of Tucson. Crowned by Mt. Lemmon at an elevation of , the range is a 'sky island', which has a very different climate from that of the valley and surrounding desert. This climatic difference makes it a popular tourist destination for those in the Phoenix and Tucson areas, particularly in the summer months.
The Catalinas are the home of Ski Valley, the location of the small town of Summerhaven, and the site of an astronomical observatory.


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