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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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  • Beautiful vista both east and west, along with some decent hiking which you can make as adventurous as you want. Disappointing to see all the graffiti and broken glass; fortunately, it's in a small.....  more »
  • Some of the best views anywhere of dense saguaros climbing up the sides of the canyon. No place else in the world quite like it.  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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