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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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  • Great panoramic views for the photographer or anyone else. There are a couple of great observation points along the road where you can pull off and break out the camera. Sunrise or sunset are great ti...  more »
  • A great place to catch a magnificent Tucson, AZ sunset!. Easy to get to. Head west on Speedway Blvd. until it turns into Gates Pass Road. Follow Gates Pass Road to the crest of the hill and turn right...  more »
  • Ok- disclaimers first- we are talking sunset times- if not sunset- it's pretty desert - but nothing beyond. However- you have the possibility of one of the most awesome sunsets at this location. Now t...  more »