Catch The Sunset on Gates Pass

Arizona Gates Pass Parking Area

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For unparalleled desert views, Gates Pass is one spot you don't want to miss. After a scenic windy drive up into Tucson Mountain Park, you can pull into one of the numerous parking spaces and enjoy panoramic views of the desert below.

Get on E Speedway Blvd, and follow it West until it turns into W Gates Pass rd. Follow this for 3 miles and the parking lot will be at the top of the pass. There are a few viewing platforms that offer shade from the desert heat. There are numerous trails that you can follow to get whatever view you choose. It is especially stunning during sunset. You escape the heat of the day, and get to witness the sun slowly sink down below the horizon while it illuminates the Saguaros and hills around you.

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29 days ago

Monsoon Season

Gorgeous place to watch the sunset. Great spot on top of boulders. A little too crowded for my liking.

29 days ago

about 1 month ago

Gate Pass

Awesome view of the sunset

about 1 month ago

Added by Danny McGee

Activities:

Chillin, Photography

Skill Level:

Beginner

Season:

Year Round

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Features:

Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic

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