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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #2 of 59 attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Prescott, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The roundabouts and separated highway keep traffic moving and give you the chance to gaze at the scenery as you drive! Plenty of pull offs if you have time. A few shops and restaurants scattered along the way if you wish to stop. Very beautiful road!

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Longmont, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

The red rock formations are absolutely gorgeous. We didn't do much hiking as it was hot! We did take lots of pictures though. I would like to do this again in the fall when the weather is cooler and I can walk around. However it still is a stunning drive even without getting out of the car.

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South Bend
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Take the time to drive along the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Prepare for many stops to get the up-close feel of the buttes and other viewing vantage points. Stop by the Ranger Station south of Oak Creek Village for an overview and information. Beautiful scenery and majestic views. If you are ill-prepared, a number of places for food and water... More

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Invermere, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is an easy drive on paved roads. There are spectacular views all along the drive! Well worth the time and close to downtown Sedona.

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Valencia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We had a great drive up from Phoenix and easily found our hotel. from the highway we were able to see a lot of what Sedona had to offer

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Oak Creek village and went to the grocery store in Sedona. It was a little over 5 miles of the most picturesque roadway, and probably the best drive to the grocery store we'll ever see. We passed Bell Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Snoopy Rock. We saw the rock that looks like an elephant and the one that... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing view as you travel, you will talk about as you pass different areas. The views makes the driving enjoyable with the kids making comments and asking questions.

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Muscatine, IA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I think the title says it all. Maybe the the most scenic road in the country. The redrocks rise above the desert. amazing. Be sure to check out the different scenic points, especially at sunset.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Sedona is beautiful, if you get a chance you must visit! I've been to many places but this was by far the most beautiful! As you drive into Sedona the scenery is breathtaking.

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Drove through Sedona from South and the scenic ways with the view of red rocks is just breathtaking. Spent few hours in the small beautiful town and one feels like he/she is in different world. Would love to stay their for a short hike, who know in future -;)

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