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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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  • This pass is an exciting drive with great views of saguaros. There are scenic viewpoints at both the top and the bottom of the pass so it is easy to stop in order to take photographs. I was glad that ...  more »
  • amazing sunset views, cool place to stop and chill, great date place picnicking sometimes gets a little crowed,  more »
  • Love this Pass and the beautiful mountains and cactus scenery....breath taking! The pull outs allow you to stop and photograph this wonderful and no charge area....  more »