Gates Pass to Avery Bryce to Golden Gate Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews

Gates Pass to Avery Bryce to Golden Gate Trail is a 9.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Tucson, Arizona that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
784 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

views

wildlife

24 days ago

Too many jumping cactus! Ouch.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Great hike, really pretty. Be very careful of cholla, the monsoons have washed them all over the paths so take extra caution especially if hiking with dogs

5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Friday, February 12, 2016

hiking
Saturday, April 11, 2015

We visited this park in mid-March, just as Spring seemed to be coming into bloom. Originally, we were just going for a site-seeing drive from Kinney Rd road to W Gates Pass but we ended up finding the David Yetman Trail for about four miles there and back.
Despite the small puppy in our photos on Where Is Waypoint (below), this is NOT a dog friendly park. Dogs are not allowed. However, we didn’t know that until we visited the park office later. That said, the trail was quite nice with decent elevation gain and a few gorgeous views of Tucson.

scenic driving
Monday, July 21, 2014

Great drive over Gates Pass. Not recommended for big trucks or of you're pulling a RV, as the road is narrow and quite crooked. There is a pullout at the top of the pass that offers great views both east and west. East side ends as it merges with Speedway; west end terminates on Kinney just north of Old Tucson.