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Gates pass McCain loop road

49 km Distance
590 m Ascent
590 m Descent

(1 rating)

Ride Description

This is a popular bike ride on the west side of Tucson, Arizona. You pass Old Tucson and the Desert Museum along the ride.

There are some great views at the top of Gates Pass. Stop and take a look to the east and to the west.

The ride has a little of everything: flats, rollers, and a short killer climb up the back side of Gates Pass.

To add mileage you can do McCain Loop several times or in reverse to add variety.

Many people park at University and Euclid at the UofA entrance. Or you can park at the top of Gates Pass or Old Tucson for a shorter ride


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