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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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We drove from Scotsdale Arizona to the Grand Canyon and up to Sedona. The change in topography through this drive was outstanding and unexpected! The Scenic Byway was... read more

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Toronto
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We drove from Scotsdale Arizona to the Grand Canyon and up to Sedona. The change in topography through this drive was outstanding and unexpected! The Scenic Byway was breathtaking, and I would recommend it to all that don't mind sitting in the car for a while!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love getting out and exploring but this was not a bad little drive. I still had to get out a couple of times but this is a great drive and well worth it.

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Burlington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took this drive during the day and also at Sunset to take some great photos. I would recommend this Scenic drive.

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Assumption,Illinios
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133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a great stretch of highway to drive and enjoy the beauty of the area. Don't miss it. A must do. Good road for tourist to enjoy at a slower pace

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Sedona, Arizona
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some of the most beautiful red rock formations can be admired on this short drive. Lots of pull off for pictures and a some of the best views to see Courthouse butte and Cathedral Rock. The drive also leads you to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful!! Sedona is one of the most beautiful places I have been ,I'm glad that we decided to take a day to see it , We would most definitely come back for a day ride ,Great shops surrounding Sedona ,Very touristy area but that is expected ! Very friendly people in the surrounding shops .

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Thank Peggy R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I suppose I would not really recommend this trip if you had someone with a bad back. But even with a bad back the driver was careful and funny and sensitive with all of us.

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Rock Port
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We drove the red rock scenic byway in January on a late afternoon. We were advised at the south Ranger Station that travel after dark wouldn't be as much fun. It took about an hour to make the drive. Beautiful drive, not to developed yet. Glad we took the time to see it instead of sticking to the interstate on... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I discovered the sites on this road accidentally on a trip to Flagstaff 20 years ago and promised myself a return trip. There are other ways into Sedona, but this is the best. Driving south to north is the most scenic, but either way is worth doing. I understand that in March/April when the desert is in bloom, is most... More 

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We will be leaving in April for our 11th trip to Sedona from Southeast Georgia. We bring family and friends for their first visit each trip. This is a great place for amazing photos and there are many pull offs that allow you to get as many as you want.Trying to stop without a pull off is very dangerous on... More 

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