From Tanque Verde Road, take Catalina Highway north to proceed up into the Santa Catalina Mountains for 27 miles towards the town of Summerhaven. Just after the “welcome” sign for Summerhaven (but before the town) turn right on to Ski Run Rd. When you arrive at the parking lot of the Iron Door Restaurant and ski lift (about 2 miles), drive through the open Forest Service gate at the end of the parking lot. This is the Sky School road. Continue up the road (another 2 miles) to the second, closed, Forest Service gate. The Sky School campus is beyond this gate and we will meet you there.
Allow 90 minutes driving time to get from Tucson proper to the top of Mt. Lemmon.
Download road map with turnouts