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“Beautiful (and easy to access) view of the sunset ”
Review of Gates Pass

Gates Pass
Ranked #9 of 316 things to do in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I've never seen sunsets like those in Arizona, and the best by far was at Gates Pass. Easily accessed off of Kinney, just park and enjoy the overlook. There are trails both going up (can be a little trecherous) and down to the road below. While the gazebo off the parking lot offers a shaded view of the sunset, if, while facing west you follow the trail to the west a few hundred feet up a small hill, you will get a completely unobstructed view of the setting sun. Also, from the parking lot if you face east there is a nice view of the city through the other end of the pass.

Thank Joe S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Took this back from the Sonora Desert Museum to our hotel and its a wonderful drive. Few places to stop off for the scenic views. Wonderful mountain pass road.

Thank lucycan
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Nice short drive, best at sunset, couple turn offs. Good gateway to West Sabino National Park or close to Old Tucson.

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

We love this twisty ride whether on our motor scooter or by car. The ride is off W Speedway up to gates pass and down to Kinney Road. Try to hit the pass at sunset and see one of the most splendid views ever.

Thank Roger S
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We stopped at Gate's Pass to see the awesome view to the west as well as the east. The landscape is magnificent, unfortunately a lot of plastic covered fields in the distance that reflected the sun but otherwise wonderful view.

Thank BuckTravel
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