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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Fabulous Drive

A stunning red landscape with several worthwhile turn offs where you can do a short hike. We drove from Sedona to Bell Rock several times; the light changes the landscape at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A stunning red landscape with several worthwhile turn offs where you can do a short hike. We drove from Sedona to Bell Rock several times; the light changes the landscape at different times of day, beautiful whenever you go. Little traffic, and peaceful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

After so much desert boring drives to do this is a real treat. The scenary is stunning and the wow factor very high. Plenty of places to stop and take in the view. Go in the morning if you can before it gets busy or you get stuck behind someone making a home movie and driving irritatingly slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! Incredible view and make sure you stop by the church and the brewery. Make sure you bring a camera!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent a week in Sedona and drove this route several times. This is absolutely spectacular. You can see plenty of red rocks from your car, or you can get out and walk several trails around and to the rocks. If you are anywhere near here, take the time to drive through at least once, but you... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Every corner you turn, there is another spectacular view. I can't imagine getting use to it but I'm sure the locals have. the roads are in great shape and the frequent round abouts keep traffic moving. just be careful which lane you enter and exit the round abouts in.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My favorite thing to do in that area would be to hike Bell rock, if you have the stamina and you can get up near the middle or the top the views are just phenomenal. For some reason when you get near the middle or the top your feel a little bit more relaxed and you can just sit there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most extraordinary vistas anywhere. The rock formations appear painted by Van Gough. As the morning drifts into afternoon and the afternoon into evening they change.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Take this brief trip when the sky is clear and the sun is low, in the morning or early evening. Everything is perfectly presented: meandering 35 mph road and shielded pull-outs for those jaw-dropping views or short hikes.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

An easy drive with views that you will never forget. Make sure to pull off for pictures, although the pictures will never do it justice.

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Yuma, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

lovely rode with great vistas, lot to see on one trip, really need more days to take it all in. Fun trip with great tour guides.

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sedona

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