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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Gates Pass

Oooo La La. Just drove through there yesterday. One of my favorite drives in Tucson. I like to go west to east because I get to go north from the suburban Kinney Road into the... read more

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Fritzi R
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Tucson, Arizona
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Oooo La La. Just drove through there yesterday. One of my favorite drives in Tucson. I like to go west to east because I get to go north from the suburban Kinney Road into the cactus covered hills and valleys, then east onto Gates Pass where hills turn into mountains and driving becomes an adventure. There are some pullouts. After... More 

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Gahanna, Ohio
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32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting the Desert Musuem or the area it is a nice way back to Tucson. The sunsets are pretty good. If you are in the area do it, but don't make a special trip. Mt. Lemmon is worth a special trip

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Thank Jim K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Loved this place on a warm breezy Arizona day. Beautiful views and not very crowded. A bit messy as it looks like a party spot.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Interesting road that has fantastic views of the desert and the city of Tucson. Best way to get to and from the Desert Museum.

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Chagrin Falls, Ohio
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40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a short drive from downtown Tucson. Nice to be able to see over the whole area from here. Great spot to take pictures.

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Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A narrow winding road through forests of Saguaros. A great place to see the sunset and is on the way to Saguaro NP West (If you are coming from the east). The Pass is in the City of Tucson Park so housing, etc is limited and the natural beauty maintained. The only problem is that it is so beautiful, it... More 

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Sahuarita, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great car trip, beautiful views. A good way to cross the Arizona mountains. Just drive carefully on your way down

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Rockland, Maine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lots of switch backs and interesting vistas. Not great if you have to sit in the back seat. It was a nice way to see AZ and enjoy the desert.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This pass is on the road that winds over the mountains from downtown Tucson to the Sonoran Desert Museum. Amazing landscape.

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Tucson, Arizona
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I first saw this magestic place in summer 1981 and the memory of its beauty is what brought me back again and again, finally to move here permanently in 1996. The sunsets are gorgeous, the view of the city is quite gorgeous, there is a wildlife museum, the Sonoran Desert Museum which is magnificent also, Old Tucson movie studios, and... More 

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