Gates Pass

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7sunnydays
Bend, OR90 contributions
Breathtaking sunset!
Sep 2020 • Friends
Beautiful views! Worth the drive. The sunset is a “must see”! The road is quite steep and very curvy. Hike up a bit out of the parking lot and take in the beautiful colors at dusk
Written August 5, 2021
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Empty Nesters
Louisville, KY307 contributions
Great Sunset Spot
Jun 2021 • Friends
We stopped at one of the scenic overlooks to watch a beautiful sunset. There are easy trails in the area that will allow you to find the perfect spot to sit and see the sun set over the distant hills. The overlooks close at 8 so you can’t linger too long.
Written June 17, 2021
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wdskhill
12 contributions
Great walking hike
May 2021
Easy hiking and great views. You can see Old Tucson in the distance. One of our favorite places to walk around in the desert.
Written May 18, 2021
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Conrad B
Oak Point, TX177 contributions
Best view for sunset
May 2021 • Couples
It helps to get some elevation when you want to get a clear vista and some good pictures of the sunset. To that end you can’t go wrong with Gates Pass but don’t wait too late to get there as you may find it difficult to find a parking spot.
Written May 4, 2021
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Pam M
Tucson, AZ7 contributions
Beautiful drive.
May 2021
We live in Marana and always take visitors on this drive when they arrive. We usually end up at Saguaro National Park and pre-Covid watch their video on the desert. To top off a perfect first day with company we make sure to take them to El Charro’s downtown.
Written May 4, 2021
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mjnicholas
Indiana17 contributions
Beautiful!
Apr 2021 • Family
Gets Pass is a beautiful drive, but it’s also a wonderful place to watch the gorgeous desert sunset! We had beautiful pictures taken here during the sunset! Highly recommend!
Written April 11, 2021
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Novaart
Poulsbo, WA362 contributions
Just gorgeous
Apr 2021 • Couples
We were so happy to have read the reviews on Gates Pass and spent the better part of a morning hiking up the different trails and exploring amazing scenery. There are so many trails and it is easy to navigate, but the best of all is that there were very few people and they were so spread out that we really did t come across other hikers. We did do our civic duty and pick up trash along the way, I do think it would be a great volunteer activity for a groups of student, boys scouts or girls scouts or some volunteer environmental group. There are public restrooms but as with the majority of hot public restrooms, hold your breath! We will happily come back to do more exploring! Also, after our long morning, we ended up eating lunch at Seis Kitchen which is not too far away and has excellent outdoor dining!!
Written April 8, 2021
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL13,351 contributions
Amazing Anytime but Magical at Sunset
Mar 2021
We drove through Gates Pass many times and the combination of mountains, vistas and saguaros make this an amazing place at any time of day. However, at sunset Gates Pass is truly magical. The colors, mountains and cactus combine to make this the most amazing place anywhere in the 1,200 miles we visited to see the sunset. While that secret is clearly out, there is enough room there for everyone to have there on piece of the view. Again, there are parking lots, restrooms and view platforms as well as trails everywhere, just make sure you at least spend one sunset here.
Written April 1, 2021
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Steph
Provo, UT26 contributions
Great drive and views
Mar 2021
Must do drive from Tucson to West Saguaro NP. Great views, overlooks and hikes. Not a long trip, but worth it!
Written March 30, 2021
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gardner310
Chicago, IL21 contributions
Winding Roads, Great Views
Feb 2021
Getting over the mountain presents you with stunning views so go slow and make the stops for photos or just gazing.
Written February 25, 2021
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