Tucson Mountain Park and Gates
Pass Scenic Overlook Park
Explore Tucson Mountain Park
and Gates Pass Scenic Overlook
Ajo Way to Kinney Road, turn right on Gates
About the Park
Tucson Mountain Park was established April 11,
1928. The Pima County Parks Commission, with C. B. Brown as its
chairman, was established to oversee the park. At approximately
20,000 acres, the park is the largest natural resource area owned
and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has
approximately 62 miles of non-motorized shared-use trials.
The park's trails are open to hikers,
equestrians, and mountain bikers, and provide a wide range of
outstanding experiences, including technical challenges, and
breathtaking views. Gates Pass overlook includes interpretive
displays and historic structures. Picnicking and wildlife viewing
opportunities are located throughout the park.
There are three picnic areas within the park:
Juan Santa Cruz, Ironwood, and Brown Mountain. Amenities available
at the picnic areas are tables, ramadas, and grills.
Gates Pass Overlook is a popular observation
location. It offers an excellent opportunity to view and photograph