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Gates Pass

Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743
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Ranked #12 of 162 Attractions in Tucson
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Akron, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I got there just after sunset, but its still crazy awesome. Reputedly a mountain lion was sighted there the morning before I was there, so having a buddy might be a smart more.

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Tucson, Arizona
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112 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

If traveling out to the Desert Museum or Old Tucson Studios, take Gates Pass Rd from Kinney Rd back to the city, you will come out on Speedway and 10. Along the way is the Wildlife Museum and a pullout at the top for a look at the desert and a beautiful place to be for sunset.

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Cochrane, Canada
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156 reviews 156 reviews
62 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

As we drove to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum we can over Gates Pass. The photo opportunities from the pull offs were tremendous. Be careful as bicyclists like this road and you need to share the road as there are no shoulders. Next time we should consider hiking the Yetman Mountain Park trail from the pass.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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39 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

As many other reviewers have stated, the sunsets at Gates Pass are magnificent. Arizona has the best sunsets I have ever seen, and I've yet to find a better location to watch them than this. Anyone visiting Tucson needs to make the drive up to Gates Pass to see at least one sunset. It's an easy drive from downtown Tucson... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

It is a must to see the sunset here at Gates Pass if you are in Tucson. It truly is a breathtaking view. The colors from the sun is just magnificent like a golden orange -- words cannot describe. And make sure you bring your camera so you can change settings as the sun sets. The camera phone will not... More 

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66 reviews 66 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a special spot for a hike, to watch the sunset ...... And if you're very lucky, it's an amazing place to watch a rainstorm. There are a couple of pull off places to park.

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Crete, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Unbelievable views of the sunset. Restrooms are clean. I go here as often as I can to view the sunset.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great place to go watch the sunset! Large desert field full of cacti and surrounded by mountains. Gates Pass is the best of Arizona in one place!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is THE place to go to view a spectacular desert sunset!!! Great winding roads to get there, and once you get there, there's plenty of parking and a small covered area with bathrooms. It is absolutely gorgeous with a birds eye view of the city of Tucson below and great iconic saguaro cacti on the rocky cliffs....truly postcard worthy!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

There's plenty of beautiful views along the road thru Gates Pass but a must do...go thru there at sunset! You won't regret it unless you forget your camera!

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