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Gates Pass is one of the most scenic roadside stops in the Tucson Mountains. With incredible views of the Tucson Mountain Park, this winding mountain pass is a must-see when visiting the area. A viewing area next to the parking lot offers interpretive signs describing the history of the area. For those seeking more adventure (or a little solitude), many trails wind into the mountains nearby, exploring the nearby landscape.

On the Road: There is parking at the large pullout at the top of the pass. The main viewpoint is easily reached from the parking area, as well as the trailheads nearby.

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Family Friendly: This is a great, easy stop just along the road, and has many short trails that are great for kids

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Ryan W

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Feb 27, 2023
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