Golden Gate Road, Tucson

Directions:   I-10 exit 248 on Ina Rd. Go west across Silverbell Rd. and enter Saguaro National Park. Ina Rd. turns into Picture Rocks Rd. About 4 miles after the park entrance on this curvy road there is a another sharp right turn. On the left side (outside of the turn) is a gate which happens to be the beginning of Golden Gate Rd.

Trail Information: -wide dirt road, approx. 6.7 miles long
-goes slightly uphill for the first 2.6 miles
-surface rocky with sand especially in the crossing dry washes
-some short steep climbs
-ends on the highway leading to the Arizona Desert Museum and old Tucson Studios 

Miscellaneous Information: Very nice and scenic route through the cactuses rest area about 2.6 miles after entering from Picture Rocks Rd. watch the speed limit in the park

Matthias Weber