As lonng as we are discussing Arizona locations, this old desert rat waants to weigh in.... Talking about Grand Canyon and Sdona, etc. be aware that you will probably go through Flagstaff.  As the saying goes, there is nothing between Flag and the North Pol excerpt a barbed wire fence....

The leading attraction around Tucson (for me, anyway) is Baboquivari Peak, most readily viewed in the distance (40 miles or so) from th Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.  It is an engrossing climb - the easiest route requires a rope, but it is  lot of fun.  To the Tohono O'dam (sp?), whose reservation it borders, it is the center of the universe (and they gor that right!!).  Like all high elevations in December conditions can be highly variable and possibly snowy.

For that matter, I recall a storm in 1958 that left 5 inches of snow on the ground in Tucson and a whole lot more at higher elevations. 

Do mind the weather report......

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