Gates Pass Road takes you through Tucson Mountain Park where the landscape is that of what most people think of when they think about the Southwest's desert areas - full of saguaro and prickly pear cactus, cholla, rocks and dirt. It is also considered one of the most dangerous roads in Arizona due to its hairpin curves and lack of guardrails. Those who are familiar with the area know that Kinney Road is the best way to get to the museum. I guess I like to live dangerously . . .
|Looking Back Towards the East and Tucson|
|Cholla, Prickly Pear Cactus and Saguaro|
|Somewhere in the Middle of the Picture is a Hiking Trail|
|Saguaro Cactus and Prickly Pear at its Feet|