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Desert Discovery Center

TMP regional map7798 W. Gates Pass Road
This is on Gates Pass Road at paved pull out G-10

Nestled in dense stands of saguaros and ironwood trees, on the western slope of the Tucson Mountains, the Desert Discovery Center offers a remote retreat setting with spectacular views of the Altar Valley and surrounding mountains. The classroom and nature trails at the center are open during the educational workshops and events hosted by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and community partners. There are no regularly schedule public open hours. Visit the NRPR event calendar to find the schedule of workshops and public education programs.

Facilities: Small Group Classroom, Restroom, Trails
For program information contact NRPR Environmental Education at 520-724-5375 or email
For general information about Tucson Mountain Park contact NRPR Office at 520-724-5000.

Environmental and Interpretive Education Programs