Mount Lemmon Fire District


"To minimize the threat to life and property due to fire, medical or other emergencies through
education, prevention, preparedness, prompt response, treatment and effective customer service."


Mount Lemmon Fire District

Encompasses 12.5 square miles within the Santa Catalina Mountain Range of the Coronado National Forest. With a total elevation of 9,157 feet, Mt. Lemmon is bordered by the cities of Tucson to the South, Oro Valley to the West, and the towns of Catalina, San Manuel and Oracle to the North.

Mt Lemmon Fire Districts purpose is to provide structural fire protection to the communities of Summerhaven, Soldier’s Camp and Willow Canyon, as well as the University of Arizona’s Sky Center, Ski Valley, Palisades Ranger Station, and the organizational group camps. Due to the remoteness of the area, MLFD also provides emergency medical services, wild-land fire suppression, and technical rescue including; trail, snow, and rope rescue.

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Road Access

For information concerning paved roads and highways, access to dirt roads, locked gates, and weather conditions on Mount Lemmon, please use the information below. Note that the Mt Lemmon Fire District does not control gate access to roadways, this is done by the United States Forest Service. Please refer to these entities as their current status can change frequently without our knowledge.

United States Forest Service


520 749 8700

Accuweather Website


Pima County Hotline


520 351 3351

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Stay Safe & Be Aware!

The temperature difference from the desert to the top of Mt. Lemmon can be more than 30*. When hiking always make sure to bring the proper clothing, food and an adequate amount of water.

Follow all fire restrictions and bring enough water to drown your fire. Consider not having a fire or extinguishing your campfire on a windy day.

There is no gas/fuel on Mt. Lemmon, be sure to have an adequate amount of fuel before driving up Mt. Lemmon. This means more than 1/4 tank!

Do not approach or feed wild animals. Keep Them Wild, Keep Them Safe!

Corondao National Forest Rules For Dogs

Do not keep food or any products that have a scent inside your tent or sleeping area.