With temperatures over 115 degrees, many Tucsonans will try to beat the heat by taking a drive up Catalina Highway. One of the most beautiful roads in the world, the Catalina Highway ascends more than 6,000 vertical feet and offers temperatures an average of 30 degrees cooler than the desert below.
For those visitors looking for a deeper understanding of this iconic road, there's a wealth of history to be found.
Producer: Tony Paniagua
Videographer: Nate Huffman, Bob Lindberg
Editor: Sandra Westdahl