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When it snows, the last mile and a quarter to the highest parking lot are closed off until the snow season ends. Steward Observatory is within a short walk of the top parking lots at other access times. The trail to Mt. Lemmon Trail #5. This service road takes you approximately half a mile to the cap-spring, which is located on the right hand side of the road. The pipe that the water comes from is located to the left.
Nearest Address

Steward Observatory parking lot, at the top of Mt. Lemmon
Directions from the Nearest Address

Steward's parking area is your starting point. Follow the trail to the left, passing the gate and toward the observatory. Continue on the hill and follow the right path at every junction. You will also find wild tobacco along the trail, if you know where to look. The trail will curve to the right about a mile later, and you will find a metal shed ahead. You will see a hill to your left, with sunflowers in the summer, just across from this shed. You can hear the water running. A few steps of stone lead down to the hill. There is also a pipe that extends from the hill.
Vital Information
Hours Spring Open
Daylight. The winter closes the Steward access road.
Map Link: Sunflower Spring Map
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  • Bruce
    February 10, 2022 at 3:17 am

    Was there on February 9 2022 but the road was torn up and signs said gov land. No trespassing so couldn’t get to the spring.

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