The Estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain in Tucson

Mediterranean home in the Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain

The estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain is a planned community that’s located just outside of Tucson and is situated within the Tortolita Mountains, ensuring that residents of the community are provided with privacy and breathtaking views. This luxurious community is located only 35 minutes from Downtown Tucson and under two hours away from Phoenix, which places the major shopping and entertainment hubs in Arizona within relatively short driving distance.

When you’re thinking about purchasing a home in this area, these luxury estate properties deliver ample amounts of privacy and security to all residents with the inclusion of a guard gated system. Canyon Pass homes have proven to be very popular among prospective buyers over the past two decades since the formation of the community.

The market as a whole is a booming one that benefits from the growing real estate market in Tucson. Buyers who select a home in this community are provided with the peaceful and comfortable lifestyle that Tucson offers, which is notable for its beautiful weather and scenic beauty as well as its local style and luxury.

Mediterranean home in the Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain

The Premier Luxury Estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain

The estate homes in the Canyon Pass community start around $1 million, which helps accommodate the upscale lifestyle of residents in this community. Before a home can be built, the plans must be formally approved by an architectural committee that has very strict standards. While the plans for each individual property must be approved before construction can begin, the homes aren’t designed to be identical, which means that you’ll notice a variety of different architectural styles when you’re searching for a new home.

The primary architectural style used on homes in this community is the Southern Mediterranean style that’s notable for its use of red tiled roofs. A couple of additional styles that you’ll notice include the French country and contemporary styles, the latter of which is known for making good use of space with open-floor layouts.

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The estates in this community are situated on at least two acres of land and range in price from right around $1 million to upwards of $4 million. Most of the homes come in the form of a standard estate home, which basically refers to a large country house or mansion that’s situated on a vast piece of land. These are single-family residences that typically have around 3-5 baths and 4-6 bedrooms across 1-2 stories.

The square footage that you should expect from a home in this community extends from 3,500-8,000 square feet. Larger layouts typically indicate a higher price. Keep in mind that this community is gated, which means that your home will have ample amounts of privacy and security. Along with the spacious lots that come with every home, some of the additional amenities that are available with most of these properties include fireplaces, pools, large patios, a garage, steam rooms, and home gyms.

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Recreation & Amenities

Given its location at the foothills of the Tortalita Mountains, the Canyon Pass community provides residents with easy access to an array of fun and adventurous things to do, hiking trails, and recreation centers. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, you’ll love living in this community. Just under an hour away from this community is the Saguaro National Park, which is a highly popular national park in Tucson that plays host to the Saguaro cactus, which produces white flowers and can live for up to 250 years. If you’re in the mood for some hiking, the Saguaro National Park is home to some of the best hiking trails in Arizona, which include the straightforward Freeman Homestead Trail and the winding Garwood Dam and Wildhorse Tank trail that extends for more than six miles.

A couple of other popular parks that are found nearby the Canyon Pass community include the Rilito River Park and the Colossal Cave Mountain Park, the latter of which is comprised of sprawling cave systems that offer a close-up look at stalactites, stalagmites, and other picturesque cave formations. If you’re searching for a smaller park with tennis courts, basketball courts, and playgrounds for your children, the Dove Mountain Neighborhood Park is the perfect place to go and is located just minutes away from the estates of Canyon Pass.

If you’re a fan of golf and want to get in some rounds among the gorgeous Dove Mountain scenery, consider visiting The Golf Club at Dove Mountain, which is a premier course and country club that’s located just nearby the Canyon Pass community. The course itself was created by jack Nicklaus and is comprised of 27 holes that are divided into three courses of 9 holes apiece. Each course provides golfers with a unique experience that will have you coming back for more.

The Saguaro course, for instance, consists of numerous water hazards that you’ll need to navigate around to reach a low score. On the other hand, both the Wild Burro and Tortolita courses are known for being comprised of a large number of bunkers and sand traps around the greens that make precision a necessity. While this course is open to the public, membership options are available if you’d like to benefit from preferred tee times, discounts at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, and access to the award-winning clubhouse facilities.

The Golf Club at Dove Mountain is considered to be a part of The Ritz Carlton, which is a prestigious hotel that’s situated around Dove Mountain and is a great place to visit whether you’re already a resident of Canyon Pass or are looking for the right home in the area. Every room in this hotel offers beautiful mountain and sunset views for you to enjoy while you get acquainted with the hotel amenities. The marble bathrooms, pristine decor, and spacious layouts provide guests with the height of luxury. Whether you want to reserve a room for a couple of nights or are thinking about holding a wedding or business meeting on the hotel grounds, The Ritz Carlton is the perfect five-star destination for anyone who wishes to enjoy the beauty and luxury of the Tortolita Mountains.

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Dining, Shopping & Entertainment

Residents of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain have easy access to many popular dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations in and around Dove Mountain. If you don’t want to travel too far for your dining options, there are a total of six cafes, bars, and restaurants situated in The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dove Mountain, all of which you can visit by reservation.

When you want to drink some cocktails while listening to live music around a cozy fireIgnite is the place to be. This lobby lounge offers gastro-pub fare along with an expansive menu of whiskies, wines, and cocktails for you to sample. If you’re looking for a fine dining experience that provides you with a more substantial meal, consider making a reservation at the Turquesa Latin Grill, which is open for lunch and dinner and comes with a menu that’s inspired by Tucson as well as Latin cuisine.

When you want to take in some entertainment and enjoy yourself, there are a myriad of exciting destinations located within 30 minutes from the Canyon Pass community. For instance, the Arizona Opera is situated just 25 minutes away from the community and produces many fantastic concerts and fully-staged operas for you to visit. If you’re an art lover, the Tucson Museum of Art contains hundreds of temporary and permanent exhibits that you can explore, which provide you with the opportunity to view more than 8,000 artistic objects. These objects are mainly centered around contemporary art, Asian art, and Native American art.

If you’ve got the shopping bug, the shops and stores in Tucson can provide for all of your needs without requiring you to travel a long distance from your home in Canyon Pass. The Tucson Mall is the largest shopping center in the city and is comprised of more than 170 shops, boutiques, and restaurants. You can find popular name brand stores like American Eagle, Claire’s, and Sephora situated throughout the two-floor destination along with smaller shops like The Children’s Place and Hat Club. For a better idea of all of the shops and stores found inside this mall, take a look at this directory.

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Community & Award Winning School Districts

The community of Canyon Pass is naturally a luxurious one that can also be peaceful, comfortable, and relaxing. With around three miles of natural open spaces throughout the surrounding Dove Mountain, the Canyon Pass community benefits from being among nature at all times. The beautiful sunny weather and amazing scenery provided by the foothills of the Tortolita Mountains make this a fantastic residential community for anyone looking to live a peaceful life. The residents of the estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain are typically professionals who work in and around the Tucson area and are raising a family. With the close proximity that this community has to Tucson, you get to enjoy all of the perks of city living along with the more quiet and serene atmosphere afforded by a rural setting.

If you’re thinking about raising a family in this neighborhood, residents of the Estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain are served by the Marana Unified School District, which consists of three highly rated schools that your children can attend. These schools include Ironwood ElementaryTortolita Middle, and Mountain View High, the latter of which offers several advanced STEM courses and has a graduation rate of 93 percent, which is well over the 78 percent state average. The school district itself has received a substantial amount of awards and recognition over the years, which includes the Blue Ribbon Affiliate award in 2018.


Since much of Tucson is surrounded by picturesque mountains and spectacular scenery, there are countless numbers of luxury homes that can be found in and around Tucson. When you want mountain views in a quiet and peaceful community, the estates of Canyon Pass at Dove Mountain offer everything you could ask for. The large lots and premium amenities found at every home make this community an appealing destination for prospective homeowners. With its proximity to many popular parks and recreation centers as well as award-winning schools, the Canyon Pass community is definitely a destination to consider when you’re in the market for a new home. Contact the Grogan & Grogan real estate team today to get started on the home buying process!