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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #1 of 37 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

If you are I'm that area you have to take this route. Its full with amazing viewsbwith lot of locations where you can stop and enjoy .

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Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Love the rocks - can't get enough of them. Get out there and get dirty, and view at different times of day - morning or afternoon light makes a huge difference for certain vistas.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The atmosphere made us so great and motivated! It's wonderful atmosphere! You can relax in driving a car! Great VIEW we can assure!

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Tucson, Arizona
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110 reviews 110 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

come in late october/early november for some nice fall colors. stop at red rock crossing for the best view of cathedral rock

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Toronto
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22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

We came up from Phoenix and went through forest without trees. Then as we approached Oak Creek the red started. Just a little bit and then we went around a corner and wow. I couldn't take pictures fast enough. Breathtaking formation after formation. Every curve gave a new view. Don't stay on 17 on the way to Flagstaff and miss... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Red Rocks area is often claimed to be the most beautiful place in the world, and while there is obviously a lot of competition, the claim is not completely unjustified. This trip along SR 179 will let you see a lot of that beauty. Be sure to stop at the Red Rocks Ranger District visitor center just south of... More

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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Beautiful red rocks pushing up from the earth make some stunning pictures. A 13 mile, one way, scenic highway runs through some gorgeous areas. Multiple trailheads are on the highway. If you are in fairly good shape and up for an adventure, hike Calico Tanks.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

beautiful rock formations, cute shops, loved the church built into the red rocks, and the tlaquapaqui (not sure of spelling)

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Bellevue, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Traveling from Phoenix to Sedona be sure to get off the freeway and take SR 179. It is not a long drive but the views will reward you. Be sure to stop at the park headquarters that will be on your right as Bell Rock comes into view. There are movies to watch, displays to view and rangers that are... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Jaw dropping area Red Rock Views. You will never forget Sedona and its beautiful scenery. A must see once in your lifetime

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