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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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  • Don't leave Tucson without doing this, also if you are going to Saguaro National Park, this is on the way, take your time, enjoy it, there are scenic view stops along the way. 
    Don't leave Tucson without doing this, also if you are going to Saguaro National Park, this is on the way, take your time, enjoy it, there are scenic view stops along the way.  more »
  • Beautiful views! Worth the drive. The sunset is a “must see”! The road is quite steep and very curvy. Hike up a bit out of the parking lot and take in the beautiful colors at dusk 
    Beautiful views! Worth the drive. The sunset is a “must see”! The road is quite steep and very curvy. Hike up a bit out of the parking lot and take in the beautiful colors at dusk  more »
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  • Nice views for sunsets
  • 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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