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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. Plan to visit Gates Pass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Tucson attractions using our Tucson vacation trip planner.
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  • I am always looking for a good place to watch the sunset and if you can make it to this place you'll have a pretty good experience. Once you park you can stand in the covered area between mountains or...  more »
  • Fantastic overlook of the valley behind the Tucson Mountains. Best seen at sunset. Only 15 minutes from downtown. With the parking it is suitable for all levels of visitors. 
  • This is a beautiful scenic drive that will give you an incredible look at the saguaros of the Sonoran Desert. The road is quite narrow, mountainous and winding, this encourages you to drive slowly and...  more »