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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

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Sunset With a View

This is THE place to be at sunset -- wine and cheese allowed. Its worth the trip and limited parking to be at Gate's Pass at Sunset. No food, drink, etc for sale -- it's a bring... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Tucson
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is THE place to be at sunset -- wine and cheese allowed. Its worth the trip and limited parking to be at Gate's Pass at Sunset. No food, drink, etc for sale -- it's a bring your own sweetheart, food, music, pet place.. PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY< especially when entering or exiting>

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The views are wonderful from the top of the pass and there is plenty of parking available. In other areas there are hiking trails that are varied in skill. Wear your hiking shoes and beware of the cactus. Bring water along. If you are a geology buff there is plenty to look at from the volvanic rocks and ecploring how... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Scenic overlook, covered with saguaros and other natural desert landscaped by God! Great sunset views, gateway to the Tohono O'odham nation..

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Carrollton, Missouri
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78 reviews 78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Gates Pass used to be a wonderful place to go hike up the mountain and watch the sun set. The sunsets are still spectacular, but the park itself needs a massive clean-up. Litter was everywhere and a lot of it was broken glass. Go enjoy Arizona's beautiful sunsets from this site, but watch your step!

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Nice lookout. Need benches down below for people who don't want to hike. Interesting facts about lookout.

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Tucson, Arizona
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146 reviews 146 reviews
61 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

From Tucson take Speedway Blvd. west to Gates Pass Rd. and climb into the Tucson Mountains. There is a parking area on the right at the top of the grade from which you can see spectacular views of the valley to the west and the city of Tucson through the pass to the east. A shade ramada designates a scenic... More 

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I have driven thru Gates Pass many times during my 35 years of living here and everything the recent reviewers have said of the pass are absolutely true. It is beautiful in its own right but there have been many sunsets that are incredible in Tucson and one of the best places to view and photograph them are from this... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

At one point through a series of very twisty turns and an altitude climb in a short distance. I was wishing I was riding my motorcycle as I climbed this road over to a populated area of Tucson.

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Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Gates pass is absolutely amazing, you can see all of the Sonarin desert from the top. and you can also see the desert museum.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

But keep your eyes on the road! It's narrow, steep, and winding, plus lots of cyclists, especially on weekends.

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