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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #2 of 58 attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Lincoln,RI
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71 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

What an amazing place.... The views are simply fantastic and the trails and turn offs are well worth your time. The Village of Oak Creek is a lovely small town and the area is filled with wonderful restaurants and unique shops. The red rock country provides such unique geographic formations and provide lots of opportunity for exploration. The photographic opportunities... More

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Arlington
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Near the south end of the byway is the Coconino National Forest's Red Rock Ranger Station. Stop in. The friendly, helpful volunteers will answer questions and provide trail maps. The geologic displays will enhance your knowledge of the red rocks in this area. And, the interactive map of trails and drives is a "must" for your Sedona visit.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
44 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Thru the Village of Oak Creek, which is lovely, views abound. Many places to stop and take photos of the red rocks, or a short walk.

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The spectacular red rocks along SR 179 are all the more impressive against bright blue sky and green trees/shrubs. This is what you see along the drive. There are spots to pull off to enjoy or take photos. Traffic usually gets heavy from Oak Creek in to Sedona, as it is a major tourist route. The scenery can't better!

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Louisiana
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92 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We rode out on this scenic highway to take in the views of the red rocks. A very relaxing drive that we enjoyed very much.

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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

I'm so glad we made sure to do this, and to stop at that cute little shop along the way. It has a bunch of old tin signs around it, lots of pottery, and the "best vortex". We sat on the little chair in the alleged vortex. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. I felt more peaceful energy looking at the rock formations... More

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Seaside, California
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10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

From "uptown" Sedona to Interstate 17, the red rock formations you will see along this scenic highway are spectacular! You will want to stop often to take pictures at scenic turn-outs. You can make most of the day traveling along this highway, through the red rock formations, to V-Bar-V petroglyphs site, Montezuma's Well, and then to Montezuma's Castle. If you... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

You owe it to yourself to experience an off road Jeep trip in the heart do the spectacular Sedona The views were beyond description with the highlight being up so close to the rock formations. The vistas were breath taking

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Logandale, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

It is worth it to get off the interstates and see the more scenic slower paced views offered by small highways.

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New York City
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Most likely you'll take this if you head off 17N but if not, seek this road out and enjoy the beautiful Red Rocks

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