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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #2 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
28 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

As we entered Sedona we drove up this route. As soon as the gorgeous red rocks came into view, I whipped out the camera even as the car was moving, not knowing we would be seeing much of the same over the next several days. It is breathtaking, and we didn't tire of driving up & down this road every... More

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Dudley, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This is not for the serious hikers. It is more like a comfort walk. Just make sure you are not there from noon to 3pm. It will be really hot. Views are breathtaking.

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Arizona
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The views of these beautiful Red Gorgeous Rocks is Wonderful. This is of course, the reason why people go to Sedona. Breathtaking is the Word!! It is a Must see!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The views are amazing, the traffic is horrible. If you're going to gawk, get a red rock pass, pull off the road and stare. If not, keep moving, at the speed limit, or even 5 over... Have a nice day.

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Eatonton, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Scenery all along the road was amazing!!! The roundabouts were a little confusing since that was my first experience with them. But they seemed to work very well once I used them a few times.

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Abingdon, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Take your time when traveling the Byway...there are a lot of scenic viewpoints to hit along the road and if you are there for only a day then purchasing the Red Rock pass for $5 is well worth being able to stop at all views.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

amazing 360 degree views of beautiful Sedona... everyone should take this drive... it is for the entire family and also very romantic :) breath-taking.... and please make sure to always drive carefully...

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Bethesda, Maryland
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85 reviews 85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I can't begin to tell you how gorgeous this drive is. As I said, breathtaking! The shapes, the bright red color, the depth of the landscape boggles one 's senses. Something you'll never tire of.

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Rochester, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Lovely views, a bit rough in the middle where road turns to dirt, but definitely a place to visit. Especially good for those not up to hiking further into the back country, or with little time to explore.

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Sedona, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Roundabout Rules: Slow down on approach. Yield to your left. Go with the flow once you are in the roundabout.

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