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Gates Pass, Tucson

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Take in the boundless skies and Arizona's dramatic landscape at Gates Pass. Just 11 km (7 mi) west of Tucson, the mountain pass is famous for its scenic byway, frequented by locals and tourists alike. The road offers numerous overlooks that provide panoramic views of the surrounding area and the city below. They're considered some of the best places to capture the sunset in the whole state. Bear in mind that the road through the pass is narrow, and whether you're driving or cycling over it, it's extremely important to take care to ensure the safety of yourself and others. Use our Tucson trip itinerary maker site to arrange your visit to Gates Pass and other attractions in Tucson.
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  • so beautiful and a must see as truly this is an amazing view and place to go. take the time or make the time!!  more »
  • Gates Pass and Picture Rocks roads go across the Tucson Mountains just west of downtown to the Saguaro West National Park. Not particular long, both roads g provide a beautiful view to the Sonoran des...  more »
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  • I love coming here every now and then just to relax. It's one of my favorite spots in the city, it's got phenomenal views, you just can't beat them!
  • One of our favorite spots to watch the sunset in Tucson. Perfect area for breathtaking views and picnics. I recommend spending an afternoon relaxing and taking in the sights.

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