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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We took the scenic route from Phoenix to Sedona. It was about 90 minutes away. the scenary at Sedona was unbelievable, nature at its best. Highly recommended to all travellers.There are a number of shops and tour companies in town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

A beautiful, beautiful drive. Every turn offers another view of the red rocks and mountains. Breathtaking at times! Have your cameras ready!!

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Chatham, Ontario
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38 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is definitely about the trip and not the destination. We weren't overly impressed with the city of Sedona, especially the downtown tourist area, but the various red rock paths were absolutely beautiful, and you can see most of the formations from this highway.

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la
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77 reviews 77 reviews
52 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

gorgeous views of red rock formations with many choices to pull off to walk paths. The drive is a bit slow as you have many roundabouts to navigate but there is really little choice if you want to get to Sedona.

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Western New York State
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

What can you say? It's absolutely, positively, gorgeous. The red rocks, the lush green foliage, the blue sky. It's like nothing else....

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Aruba
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124 reviews 124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Super, super, super - definitely take this ride ! You will see every single rock from this road and there are plenty stops to take amazing pictures and the views are breathtaking. Stop at the Chapel of the Holy Cross, that's a must !

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Ballina, Australia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

It was a great road with excellent views. It was a breathtaking drive with plenty to see and photograph! Prepare to pull over and just look as often as you can.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A wandering drive on the loop offers fabulous views and photo-ops, including views of mansion-type homes.

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Lubbock, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We've made this drive a couple of times this week and will go home that way when we leave. Today we stopped at all of the scenic parking areas, and it was very nice because we finally had a cloudy day. It is a beautiful but short drive well worth the time. We also stopped in the Village of Oak... More

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Imperial, Missouri
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7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Whether you are heading into or leaving the red rock/Sedona area, be sure to take the Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) when the sun is starting to set. The view, colors, and rock formations are breathtaking.

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