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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

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A great drive with excellent scenery.

We took Gates Pass from Tucson out to Old Tucson and the Desert Sonora Museum. Beautiful scenery! There were many turnouts for picture-taking. Highly recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Rosebush, Michigan
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Rosebush, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We took Gates Pass from Tucson out to Old Tucson and the Desert Sonora Museum. Beautiful scenery! There were many turnouts for picture-taking. Highly recommended!

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chicago, il
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great view from gates pass looking down into the valley. Tons of huge cactus. Nice view of Tucson on a clear day as well. The sharp windy road can be exciting.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Enjoy the natural beautify of Arizona by taking a drive here with a packed lunch. There are spots to pull over and have lunch and relax and enjoy!

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Seattle area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

In terms of a "pass" that you drive through, this is the end all be all. While there are other roads that take you to the Sonoran Desert Museum, Old Tucson, and hikes for Saguaro West and the Tucson Mountains, in my opinion it's the ONLY way to enter this beautiful and pristine area. Venturing west of downtown Tucson, the... More 

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Bali, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Just drive (about half an hour from downtown) towards the sun, park at the top, and perch yourself and your honey overlooking some of the last remaining untouched desert (as well as Old Tucson, the Desert Museum and Saguaro National Monument East). Bring walking shoes - heels won't be comfortable out here, even if it is just a hop away... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Decided to take a trip here since I heard so much about it and glad I did. Such an amazing view and drive. Will be coming back during night time and also do some hiking. Nice little token of Tucson.

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

High above the city the views are spectacular. Best place to watch our gorgeous sunsets. You simply will not take a bad picture here.

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As you travel west from Tucson, don't miss this drive! We have stood at the viewpoint many, many times and still enjoy the view. Below you stretches the Sonoran Desert, you can see a small corner of Old Tucson, a "man made" town used for shooting Western Movies. The road is twisting and narrow, not made for long trailers and... More 

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Moody, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Take the time to stop and really enjoy the views! Some stops have information about the area. Would like to come back during cooler times to do some hiking trails.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

As a friend lives on the other side of the pass I have traveled several times through the area. Always enjoy seeing the beautiful southern Arizona landscape and the views of the area. The roadway is narrow & curvy so take it slow and enjoy!

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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson

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