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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Drexel Heights, AZ

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Drexel Heights, AZ offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
 Mobile Storage Containers Drexel Heights, AZ
When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Drexel Heights, AZ, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Drexel Heights, AZ, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Drexel Heights, AZ. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


Check out our FAQ page or reach out to our helpful customer service team today @

Latest News in Drexel Heights, AZ

Pima County’s Free Drive-thru Water Safety Event will Feature Giveaway of 500 Life Jackets

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation(NRPR) is partnering with several community groups on a drive-thru water safety event from 9 a.m. t...

Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation(NRPR) is partnering with several community groups on a drive-thru water safety event from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 29 at the Manzanita Pool parking lot, 5110 S. San Joaquin Ave., that will feature the giveaway of 500 life jackets, courtesy of Tucson Medical Center.

NRPR normally sponsors a free Water Safety Expo each year at Manzanita Pool, but the pandemic forced the cancelation of the event. Life jackets will be given away as long as supplies last. Be sure to know your child’s weight for proper fitting.

The event is part of Drowning Impact Awareness Month and is co-sponsored by the Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, Drexel Heights Fire District and TMC.

Jessica Mitchell with TMC’s Safe Kids Pima County Program will join NRPR’s Jodi Layton to hand out life jackets in the pool’s parking lot. Families may drive through or walk up to receive life jackets as well as a water safety resources goody bag. Members of the Drexel Heights Fire District will be onsite with their fire engine to wave at kids as they go by.

NRPR staff members said they were eager to get the life jackets in the hands of parents and kids since they were unable to hand them out at swim lessons that were canceled due to the pandemic.

“We’re incredibly grateful to TMC for providing these life jackets and we wanted to get them out to members of the community,” Jodi Layton, NRPR program coordinator, said. “Even though our public pools are closed, we realize many youngsters may still be swimming at private pools. As always, their safety is paramount.”

Pima County preparing to move into next phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Pima County is eyeing expansion of vaccinations and a transition into Phase 1B at the end of next week.A news release announcing the plans follows:Pima County leads the state in rate of COVID-19 vaccinations as of Jan. 5 and is gearing up to move into the next phase of vaccinations.The County is currently in Phase 1A, which is for health care workers, including those in emergency medical services, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.While some other counties have mov...

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Pima County is eyeing expansion of vaccinations and a transition into Phase 1B at the end of next week.

A news release announcing the plans follows:

Pima County leads the state in rate of COVID-19 vaccinations as of Jan. 5 and is gearing up to move into the next phase of vaccinations.

The County is currently in Phase 1A, which is for health care workers, including those in emergency medical services, and residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

While some other counties have moved into Phase 1B this week, Pima County is still vaccinating the 1A group due to the exceptional response from 1A-qualified organizations and their employees. That has resulted in the need for additional time in Phase 1A.

Those health care workers are still filling appointments with County-approved vaccinators, mostly at Tucson Medical Center and Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, but also at 11 other participating health care organizations. (See bottom of story for list.)

Now, the County is eyeing expansion and a transition into Phase 1B at the end of next week, according to Dr. Francisco Garcia, Pima County’s Deputy County Administrator and Chief Medical Officer.

Phase 1B prioritizes three groups – individuals 75 and older, education and child care workers, and protective service occupations (law enforcement, corrections officers, firefighters, and other emergency response staff).

The 1B phase also includes two additional groups -- essential services/critical industry workers and adults with high-risk conditions in congregate settings. Visit for further breakdowns of professions within those groups.

“It’s wonderful that we have the highest vaccination rate in the state, but none of us should be happy with where we are right now,” said Pima County Health Director Dr. Theresa Cullen. “It’s critical that as we are in an accelerated rate of transmission that we accelerate our immunization process. I’m grateful to Pima County that we are making this commitment.”

Cullen said the County is targeting the end of March to get through the 1B group.

To accommodate the rapid expansion of immunization, the County is planning up to four regional vaccination centers, starting with a site in the parking lot south of Kino Stadium, 2500 E. Ajo Way, by the end of next week. These four sites will feature drive-thru vaccinations, with capacity at Kino geared toward scaling up to deliver thousands vaccinations per day.

“These are logistically complicated operations,” Garcia said. “We would like to get one set up, get it going and well-established, and then plan for the second, third and more sites. We’re going to be doing this in phased way, and this is what you’ll see us doing in the next few weeks.”

Other sites under discussion are one at Rillito Regional Park, Tucson Convention Center and the University of Arizona.

The on-line registration system has not been finalized yet. When operational, there will also be a call-in option. Members of the public in the 1B group should not attempt to register for vaccinations in Pima County until the registration system is ready.

“Our goal is to make sure we have multiple entry points for folks who fit into any one of those five categories in Phase 1B to walk through,” Garcia said.

Some groups might be vaccinated at a work-site clinic, at one of the vaccination centers, or at their participating doctor’s office.

“Part of the strategy here is to have the greatest degree of flexibility in order to serve the largest number of people,” Garcia said. “At the end of the day, I care more about the number of people vaccinated than about making sure every single person walks in through the right door.”

Updates, current vaccine prioritization and further information about when and how to register will be on

The goal is to vaccinate about 300,000 people in 90 days.

“We believe we are on the right track,” Garcia said. “We have good partners on the ground and we are ready to move forward.”

Vaccination sites that are focused primarily on serving their affiliated staff:

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Photos: Kindergarten fire safety graduation

Johnson Primary School kindergarteners were treated to a tour of Drexel Heights Fire District vehicles. Photos: Tucson's 2023 monsoonFollow along with the Arizona Daily Star's photographers as they cover monsoon storms, flooding, rain and wind damage. ...

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UPDATE: Schools reopen after water service restored on SW side

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Water has announced that customers on the southwest side that were affected by a water main break should have water service again.However, customers who were without water were advised to boil their water before consuming it as a precaution until Thursday, Sept. 5.A portion of Irvington Road between Kinney Road and Sheridan Avenue remained closed as of Monday morning, Sept. 9. A spokesman for Tucson Water said the ...

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Tucson Water has announced that customers on the southwest side that were affected by a water main break should have water service again.

However, customers who were without water were advised to boil their water before consuming it as a precaution until Thursday, Sept. 5.

A portion of Irvington Road between Kinney Road and Sheridan Avenue remained closed as of Monday morning, Sept. 9. A spokesman for Tucson Water said the road would reopen once the roadway is repaired. The intersection is expected to open by Wednesday, Sept. 11.

The outage, which began at 7 p.m. Monday, covered the area from Irvington to Camino De Oeste and extends east to Drexel Heights and is estimated to have affected about 5,000 customers, which is estimated to be 10,000 people.

The outage forced the closure of five public schools in the area. The Tucson Unified School District confirmed Johnson Elementary, Vesey Elementary, Valencia Middle School, Banks Elementary and Warren Elementary were not open Tuesday and will remain closed Wednesday. All five of those schools will reopen Thursday.

TUSD assured that water fountains have been turned off and bottle water will be given to every student instead. Hand sanitizer will also be available in every classroom, restroom, cafeteria and nurses office. Breakfast and lunch will be available and classes will operate on a normal schedule.

Fernando Molina, the spokesman for Tucson Water, said they do not know what caused the 16-inch pipe to fail. He said age of the pipe, located at Ajo and Kinney, does not seem to be a factor.

Tucson Water was handing out bottled water at two places -- the Tucson Estates Community Center and the southwest corner of Ajo and Kinney. Temporary bathrooms were brought in those two places as well.

"Tucson Water continues to work to reinstate water service to residents affected by a broken water main in the vicinity of Ajo and Kinney Roads. Most residents can expect restored water service by midnight Sept. 3. This will provide water to most, but not all of the residents in the affected area.

Due to the size of the affected area, and as a precaution, Tucson Water is urging customers in that zone to boil water for the next 48 hours before consuming it. Water Director Tim Thomure stated “We have not detected any contamination. But out of an abundance of caution, we are asking any customers who lost water service to boil water for drinking or cooking, or go to our water distribution stations to pick up bottled water.”

Tucson Water will continue to distribute bottled water through Thursday evening, September 5, 2019, at two locations, (southwest corner of Ajo and Kinney, and 5900 W. Western Way Circle in Tucson Estates). Tap water to be used for consumption should be brought to a rolling boil for one minute. Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation through the evening of Thursday, September 5, 2019. The tap water is considered safe to use for showering and other indoor and outdoor uses, including livestock watering.

As water service is restored, customers may experience fluctuations in pressure, and/or air bubbles in the water until the water system stabilizes. Water with air bubbles may appear milky or cloudy. This does not indicate contamination. Air bubbles will dissipate if the water is left to rest for several minutes.

Tucson Water will continue to post updates on its Facebook and Twitter pages, and on its water outages map at "

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) - We're tracking the lastest Monsoon activity in Southern Arizona.


11:33 a.m.

Here's our first look at the rainfall totals so far from storms overnight and this morning:

11:02 a.m.

Need sandbags? There are a number of places you can grab some for free around southern Arizona. Check out the map below for locations, hours and details:

10:27 a.m.

TPD reports that power has been restored to most customers affected by the morning outage. Check the outage map for updates.

Northwest Fire crews rescued a driver stuck near Grier Road by Sandario Road.

9:17 a.m.

Northwest Fire says their crews rescued a driver near Silverbell and Sweetwater Drive earlier this morning.

9:06 a.m.

8:57 a.m.

Pima County Sheriff's Department says there are multiple downed power lines on West Speedway Blvd..

8:29 a.m.

Northwest Fire is warning drivers to look out for flooded roadways.

8:10 a.m.

Nearly 2,000 Tucson Electric Power customers -- mostly west of Interstate 10 -- lost power in the 8 a.m. hour.

According to the TEP outage map, there was no cause or expected time of restoration.

8:03 a.m.

According to Golder Ranch Fire, a house was hit by lightning near Mountain View and Clubhouse.

7:42 a.m.

Two inches of rain have been reported near Ironwood Wood Drive west of Silverbell Road. Flash flooding is expected.

7:23 a.m.

The National Weather Service extended its Flash Flood Warning to 10:15 a.m. Rainfall of up to two inches is expected in areas including Tucson, Casas Adobes, Drexel Heights, Flowing Wells, South Tucson, Three Points, Tucson Estates, Saguaro National Park West, Valencia West, Catalina Foothills, Picture Rocks and Ryan Airfield.

6:45 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Significant Weather Advisory for North Central Pima and Pinal Counties until 7:30 a.m.

The service warned of winds faster than 40mph in areas including Eloy, Kearny, Dudleyville, Picacho, Chui-Chu, Picacho Peak State Park, Red Rock, Cactus Forest, Cockleburr, North Komelik, Kohatk, Jack Rabbit, Shopishk, Kelvin and East Chui-Chu.

6:33 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for northeastern Pima County and southeastern Pinal County until 9:30 a.m.

6:13 a.m.

The National Weather Service issued an Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for northeastern Pima County and southeastern Pinal County.

The advisory lasts until 8 a.m. Wednesday.

Heavy rain from thunderstorms is causing the flooding, bringing between 0.5 and `1.5 inches of rain.

Areas subject to flooding include Catalina, Oro Valley, Marana, Oracle, Saddlebrooke, Tortolita, Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Catalina State Park, Campo Bonito, Oracle Junction, Biosphere 2 and Dove Mountain.



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