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Address: Gates Pass Road, Tucson, AZ 85743

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A saguaro forest

Best sunsets in Tucson, the view of the saguaros is amazing! Best scenic route to get to the must-see Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best sunsets in Tucson, the view of the saguaros is amazing! Best scenic route to get to the must-see Arizona-Sonoran Desert Museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great panoramic views for the photographer or anyone else. There are a couple of great observation points along the road where you can pull off and break out the camera. Sunrise or sunset are great times to be at these scenic overlooks.

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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to catch a magnificent Tucson, AZ sunset!. Easy to get to. Head west on Speedway Blvd. until it turns into Gates Pass Road. Follow Gates Pass Road to the crest of the hill and turn right into parking lot. Lots of parking available. Several easy hiking trails to hike on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ok- disclaimers first- we are talking sunset times- if not sunset- it's pretty desert - but nothing beyond. However- you have the possibility of one of the most awesome sunsets at this location. Now to achieve this -this will require some effort - --one- you will need to arrive early - the place and limited parking will fill up. two-... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful drive over the Tucson Mountains providing incredible panoramic views of the area. However, please realize this is a traveled road and not a tourist stop. My brother once came around a blind corner to a tourist stopped on the road which caused him to flip his car and almost took his life. While it is spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We never tire of this beautiful drive, and we are never bored with the wonders of the desert. The Sonoran Desert is unique to most who are visiting and this is a lovely way to view it. There are some observation points for photos and quiet times.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful drive, great scenery, pull off spots for photography. Keep you eyes on the road when driving, the road twists and turns but well worth the drive. Excellent tourist spots on both ends of the pass, Old Tucson Movie Studios andWildlife Museum on the other. Both great stops, especially for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks ago

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

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