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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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  • We were staying on Speedway, so we just headed west and wound up at a scenic pull off at the top of Gates Pass. Beautiful drive. 
  • There are so many saguaros along this drive, it is a marvelous experience. They stand like soldiers out in the field, literally covering the landscape. 
  • Gates Pass is a drive from downtown Tucson, but worth the drive. Taking the Pass, stopping off at the park to enjoy the view of East & West skies is truly rewarding. AZ Sonora Desert Museum & Old Tucs...  more »