Crowds streamed across the rocks at Windy Point Vista in the Catalina Mountains on July 14, 2017. The Mount Lemmon road opened today after a week of closure due to last week’s Burro fire. Crowds flocked to take in the sites.

The New York Time’s Frugal Traveler spent some time in Tucson last month.

In an article published Wednesday, titled "Tucson Is a City That Encourages You to Explore," columnist Lucas Peterson praised the Old Pueblo's easy access to spectacular nature and tasty Mexican food. 

The trip included a stop at the Fiesta de Vaqueros rodeo,  checking out the thousands of sandhill cranes at Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area some 100 miles east of the city and watching the sunset from Windy Point Lookout on Mount Lemmon. 

The columnist also raved about our flour tortillas, saying they were "elevated to an art form" in Tucson.