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While visiting the area I had the opportunity to go to Gates Pass to view an amazing sunset. As a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lisa P
Clermont, Florida
Scenic drive and overlook that is close to downtown

We had some time before dinner, so took a drive over and took in the overlook - it was a nice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Reviewed 5 days ago

While visiting the area I had the opportunity to go to Gates Pass to view an amazing sunset. As a photographer I just couldn't stop taking photos. Every moment of the sun setting was picture perfect. The climb we did was fairly easy. I would...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had some time before dinner, so took a drive over and took in the overlook - it was a nice little explore and interesting to see neighborhoods leading up to the pass,

Thank jerseygirl830
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've travelled this road a couple times and I'm always more impressed with the gorgeous view. Narrow, winding, two-lane road, deep canyons, rock formations and Saguaro Cactus beside the road, lining the canyons and mountainside. There are some pull off points along the road to...More

1  Thank TexieTucson-Az
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On this visit as we drove thru Gates Pass we experienced a huge lightening show! Amazing! Great drive and views!

Thank mcmomny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gates Pass is a lovely and practical drive if you're out and about in the Saguaro National Park~ the connection to Ina road is a practical pick up that skips the worst of the highway while being 1000% prettier. Gorgeous cacti and easy driving~

1  Thank pless0331
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Another of Tucson's beautiful scenic roads. A drive up, around, and down Gates Pass Road can be a little white knuckle for the weaker explorer but well worth the short diversion.

1  Thank fadedbluejeans
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved it, even went back to back nights to see the sunset (2nd night to see the storm). They need to do something thought about the ignorant people leaving garbage on the ground and even a used condom. Absolutely ruins an incredible creation.

1  Thank debonair22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved the silence of the desert. It was very soothing, wind blowing, gorgeous sunset view. Brought our visitors from Chicago to see it and they were impressed.

Thank tamtrag
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Gates pass is a great place to watch the sunsets. Sunsets here are never a disappointment. I love this pass.

1  Thank Amber P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is one of the most beautiful desert drives in the area. Lots of plant and animal life to see. You'll probably drive it on the way to the western district of Saguaro National Park. Take time to check out the scenic view location at...More

1  Thank Steven W
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18 April 2018|
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Response from StonebridgeDapper | Reviewed this property |
All above are true. There is a couple of parking lots off the road and a covered viewing area but no picnic facilities, no grills or bathrooms. Just parking and trails.
7 September 2017|
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Response from Pukster27 | Reviewed this property |
You can stay in the parking lot and see the sunset or go to a paved overlook area right next to the lot.
Andrea V
19 February 2017|
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Response from recorder | Reviewed this property |
At the top of the pass is a nice parking lot. Looks like paths go out several directions.