The Underrated Arizona Lake That’s Perfect For A Summer Day
By Monica Spencer|Published June 24, 2017
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at email@example.com.
The temperatures across Arizona this week have been brutal! Some places hit record highs days in a row and others were just unseasonably hot for June. In fact, I’m sure some of you were daydreaming of leaving for a day (or the entire week) for cooler temperatures elsewhere.
Well, we still have a few months of hot weather, so there are still opportunities to do just that. If a weekend trip to a lovely lake sounds like the perfect escape, you will love this one near Tucson.
Rose Canyon Lake is located in the Santa Catalina Mountains of Tucson and can be accessed via the Mount Lemmon Highway. You can find information about accessing the lake, fees, and other details by visiting the U.S. Forest Service website.