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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

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Mountain and city views

Nice Sunday drive into the desert mountains. Easy to get to from Tucson-20 minutes. Go early or late to avoid tourist traffic between 10-2.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Sunday drive into the desert mountains. Easy to get to from Tucson-20 minutes. Go early or late to avoid tourist traffic between 10-2.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are afraid of heights and driving over a pass that has NO GUARDRAILS, then this is not for you. It is pretty. Not my choice.

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Passed through on our way to hike Brown Mountain Trail. Always a nice drive. Great views, especially heading west

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing views from this perch! The drive up from the east side going west is easy and a little scenic itself. You just drive up Speedway Boulevard to the top of the pass. There's plenty of room to pull over when you get up there and you can get out and walk around. There are some plaques that give you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gates pass in and of itself is just a roadway, but views of the surrounding landscape as you travel are beautiful. A great driving activity as you head on out to the Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museam!

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Osoyoos, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The road up both sides of this pass is narrow, paved, full of twisties, and great views all over. At the top is a park area with hiking trails, washrooms, and loads of scenery. We have driven over this pass regularly when we visit Tucson in both a truck and on a motorcycle. Both are fun but more so on... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by to see the view, will need good shoes for rocky paths. Few hiking paths for any level to see a great view. Nice way to spend a few hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This area is still pristine! Wonderful views of the city. The desert surrounds you in all its beauty. Glad I had my juke instead if the truck. Very fun to drive the windy Road

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Pineville, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying on Speedway, so we just headed west and wound up at a scenic pull off at the top of Gates Pass. Beautiful drive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

There are so many saguaros along this drive, it is a marvelous experience. They stand like soldiers out in the field, literally covering the landscape.

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