For a panoramic view of Tucson and its surrounding mountain ranges, drive uphill west on Speedway Boulevard, which turns into ... More
For a panoramic view of Tucson and its surrounding mountain ranges, drive uphill west on Speedway Boulevard, which turns into Gates Pass Road. Stop at Gates Pass, at the apex of the road, and enjoy the desert and mountain vistas from the parking lot at the side of the road, particularly at sunset. Be aware that this is a narrow winding road frequently used by bicyclists.
Amazing view! We went as the sun started to set. It was absolutely beautiful. This is something the whole family can enjoy to just a couple. It is completely worth your time and the short drive. The only money you spend is the money needed to put in the gas tank and the drive is not bad. You will not spend much gas. A must see!
We drove Gates Pass to go to the Saguaro National Park and the Desert Museum. I enjoyed the drive as much as either of those places. I wanted to take pictures of every inch of the landscape, it was so beautiful! This is a free and a wonderful experience!
This is the premiere spot around Tucson to watch the sun settle into the most beautiful sunset in Arizona. Located on the far western edge of metro Tucson, Gates Pass offers one of the most beautiful sunset experiences in all of Arizona. Come see why the state flag is modeled after this most beautiful, natural daily occurence. It's free and open to everyone!
I have been ther several times
and it is wonderful place to see
sunset. You definely go and check
it out. I strongly recommend.
(You can also enjoy unique natural
of soundern AZ (^^ Cactus)
on the way there from
The sunset at Gates Pass was as close to being spiritual as any other event. The colors, the silence, the reverence felt at this location is something that shouldn't be missed while in Tucson. Incredible! Absolutely gorgeous! Sit back on a rock, hike up the mountain, go alone or with someone special. You will surely feel a calm that you want to carry with you each day. i can't wait to return!
The sunsets are dramatic and beautiful at Gates Pass. For the 10 years I lived in Tucson, I would say that 4 nights out of 7 we would go and watch the sun set. Amazing isn't the word to describe it. The hill top itself is hikable, there's grills and ramada's if you want to just hang and lay back. Again, great spiritual power there and a must when visiting Tucson.
Owner Tom Philabaum is renowned as one of America's best glass artists, with exhibits throughout the US, Mexico and Europe,
and his gallery, Philabaum Glass, reflects his position in the art world, exhibiting more than 100 nationally and internationally ...
While not being in the major league of zoos, this is still one of the major attractions in the city.
Due to its relatively small size, the zoo can be explored at a leisurely pace in less than two ...
Located on the scenic Gates Pass Road surrounded by stately saguaros, this wildlife museum invites visitors to take a grand
tour of the fauna of the earth. African antelopes share their space with big polar bears here, looking very ...
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