Tucson By Choice!: Location, Location, Location! Gate's Pass at Sunset, Tucson, Arizona

Location, Location, Location! Gate's Pass at Sunset, Tucson, Arizona

September sunset with a gathering storm, Gate's Pass, Tucson, AZThere's something about a spectacular sunset that draws us.  Each evening, just before sunset, people from all over the world gather less than a mile from my home in the Tucson Mountains to witness some of the most glorious sunsets on the planet.  The spot is called Gate's Pass. 

Setting sun between the Saguaros, Gate's Pass, Tucson, AZHere's a closeup of the setting sun between the saguaro cacti on a September evening.

Gathering evening storm with lightning, Gate's Pass, Tucson, AZAnd another of the gathering storm from the perspective of the ramada at Gate's Pass, overlooking the valley floor below.

If you like what you see, there are a few lovely homes in our community of Tucson Estates II. I can recommend some great agents if you don't already have one.  Call me, and let's talk.

I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, Arizona mortgage lender.
Mike Jones (Tucson Mortgage Company, LLC): Loan Officer in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona
Think of me as your local expert.

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Comment balloon 23 commentsMike Jones • September 11 2008 06:29AM


Spectacular.  I'm inspired to paint a picture of the top one. 

Perhaps, when my house guests are gone end of this month.


Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 12 years ago

Absolutely beautiful.  My husband wants to retire to Arizona - I'm SOLD!  Of course he won't retire for another 8.5 years :-)

Posted by Karen Y. Copeland, Broker Owner (Affinity Realty Group) almost 12 years ago

MIKE - These sunset photos are amazing.  The second one looks like the sky is on fire.

Posted by Adam Waldman, Realtor - Long Island (Westcott Group Real Estate Company) almost 12 years ago


That's just what I thought when I took the photo!


Show him the post; it's never too early to buy your retirement home!


That's a fantastic idea!  Love your paintings!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

I love the pictures. Keep them coming

Posted by Larry Brewer - Benchmark Realty llc (Benchmark Realty LLc) almost 12 years ago


September sunsets must be crafted by God each day as His masterpieces! Great pics...Thanks,   Fran

Posted by Fran Gaspari, "The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ (Patriot Land Transfer, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Holy cow mike those a some down right gorgeous views! Makes you want to be there:)

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) almost 12 years ago

Wow Mike ... simply beautiful shots! I've always said that as soon as Az gets an ocean ... I'm there!

Posted by Sharon Young (Ivy League Mortgage Philadelphia, Pa) almost 12 years ago

It sure is tempting with winter coming soon, you should be see a few more snow birds this year!

Posted by Mary Strang almost 12 years ago

Mike - those are absolutely fantastic photos - and very inspiring for someone considering the area. Great post!

Posted by Sharon Paxson, Newport Beach Real Estate (Compass) almost 12 years ago

Mike - the clouds in the first picture remind me of the clouds I saw the morning of 9/11. The sun was just coming up, so the rays were pointed down. I was on the beach early that morning. I was kind of highlighted,  it was beautiful and strange.  I've always thought of those as the angel's slides, kind of like my grandmothers sliding down smiles for me... after my walk, I went back in to prepare for a speech I was to give to agents... I was half watching CNBC when I saw the planes hit.  Instead of financing, I talked about that walk, and the clouds, and my grandmothers that day with the agents. I've often thought about being comforted by the beauty in the heavens on a day that was so sad.  Thanks.

Posted by Eleanor Thorne, Equity Resources 919-649-5058 (Equity Resources) almost 12 years ago


Posted by Cheryl Johnson almost 12 years ago

OH MY...AMAZING!! Simply amazing!

GBU, Mike!

Posted by Elizabeth Nieves, Bilingual Raleigh - Durham North Carolina Real Estate Team (The Elizabeth Nieves Realty Group) almost 12 years ago


What beauty surrounds us all!  God bless you too.


That's Green Valley off to the left of the first photo, where it's raining.  Right Click on the photo if you'd like to use it for your desktop.


What a wonderful story.  Thanks for sharing that.  I was in NJ the day the towers came down.

Sharon P,

Thanks for stopping by to comment!


Would one of those snow birds be you, by chance?

Sharon Y,

San Diego is eight hours away, and Rocky Point is about three hours.  Come on down!


Yes it does!  Thanks for stopping by.


The western sky here is God's canvas.  We enjoy the show!


I sure will!  Thanks for commenting.

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

Mike, those are some great pictures.  You have done a great job of catching the glimpse of Gods wonders!!

Posted by Marchel Peterson, Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro (Results Realty) almost 12 years ago

Great photos we have too many trees around us to see many sunsets. Thanks for sharing the sights of your area.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) almost 12 years ago

Yet another stunning photo essay, Mike - isn't it great to be a Tusconan?

Posted by Kent Simpson, Real Estate Is About People (Realty One Group Mountain Desert) almost 12 years ago

Hi Mike,

Absolutely spectacular! Did you shoot these yourself? If so, I'd sure watermark them.

Posted by Lynda Eisenmann, Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co (Preferred Home Brokers) almost 12 years ago


Yes.  How do I do that?


We sure live in a beautiful place, don't we?!


Trees are one thing we transplants from elsewhere miss here.  Thanks for commenting.


Amen to that!

Mike in Tucson

Posted by Mike Jones, Mike Jones NMLS 223495 (SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) ) almost 12 years ago

oh yeah that's one of the reasons I think Tucson's beautiful!! I haven't been there in a few months and had forgotten......thanks for the reminder Mike!!

Posted by Mandi Perkins (Pioneer Title Agency) almost 12 years ago

You could almost make me miss living in Tucson and I haven't lived there since 1983!  Kinda homesick...

Posted by Doreen McPherson, Phoenix Arizona Real Estate ~ (Homesmart ~ Scottsdale ~ Tempe) almost 12 years ago

Mike, you have taken some fantastic photo's... the bottom photo is fantastic!

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) almost 12 years ago


Awesome sunset shot. For all those reading, we should nickname Mike, Shutterbug. The guy doesn't leave home without that camera.

Posted by Kevin Wood,, Tucson, AZ Realtor (Keller Williams Southern Arizona) almost 12 years ago

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