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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #8 of 165 Activities in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Scenic Drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Views are amazing! We loved this drive from Phoenix to Sedona. Red Rocks are something to see if you haven't already (or even if you have)

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St. George, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this loop, but I would suggest NOT going in the morning as the sun is directly in the front of any photos.. best around 3pm. Start at the east entrance and loop to the south and west.

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Central Saanich, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Photos don't do it justice. Spectacular views. Go at sunrise or sunset for the best effect. Not to busy in January so good time to go. Dress warmly.

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Utica, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Drove down 179 back to Phoenix. nice ride and the road is in great shape. Northbound would have been prettier, but we were headed back to Phoenix after leaving Sedona.

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Worthington, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful places on earth. If you are lucky enough to see it for the first time on a sunny day with bright blue skies, you will never forget the experience.

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Upland, Ca
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

If you;ve never been to Sedona stop at the vistors center and take there tips seriously, thanks Gary for the two great hikes. any drive in Sedona is a scenic one.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Just love to drive slow and enjoy every minute with the red rocks. They are majestic and beautiful. There are lots of places to get off and take pictures, walk paths and just "be" in nature.

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Tampa, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A beautiful drive into the canyon. Many scenic view stop offs. Awesome views of the red rocks and famous rock formation. Definitely worth a drive.

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A must do! Make sure you stop at the pull-offs to snap some great pictures and do some hiking. Hiking at stops are fairly easy and allow wonderful pictures!

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The traffic is usually heavy, so don't plan to rush this drive. The views are worth it - probably only of the most beautiful spots on earth! There are fees for parking so stop on your way in and get a permit.

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