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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #1 of 58 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

We took 179 into Sedona and stopped at a few of the sights along the way. Bell rock and courthouse are awesome!

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Be sure to have your camera when driving the Red Rock Scenic Byway! Be sure to stop at the turnouts for wonderful photographic opportunities of this very picturesque area of our country. The rock formations and colors against one of bluest sky you will ever see, will definitely leave a smile on your face!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

So beautiful to leave highway 17 - the views were just beautiful, one after the next. I would suggest taking this route into Sedona. We drove from Phoenix Airport in a convertible - awesome!

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The Red Rock State Park was beautiful. Plenty of hiking trails! Easy or hard. Just driving by - you will see beautiful Red Rock. Loved the area!

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Oceanside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A must see. Easy drive, not too long. Lots of places to turn off and take photos - go hiking or exploring. Amazing views from every angle.

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Nags Head, NC
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A great drive with lots of photo ops and shopping along the way. Some restrooms at one public scenic view. Art Galleries and little restaurants and shops all the way to Oak Creek. Relax and enjoy!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A great entrance into the wonderful world of Sedona. The views of and from the Chapel of the Holy Cross are beautiful.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Colors and spirit of this land gives you peace and love for nature and life. Only wish more trails were opened. Previous flash floods caused many closings. Check area closings before your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

A wow each time I drove this area. Just awesome sight, and the colors or red change all day, especially the evening

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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took SR179 from Sedona on our way back to Phoenix. There are several scenic pull-offs that are worth a visit. If heading south, it's your last chance to see the red rocks...don't miss it!

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