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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #1 of 58 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Cocoa Beach, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We took SR179 from Sedona on our way back to Phoenix. There are several scenic pull-offs that are worth a visit. If heading south, it's your last chance to see the red rocks...don't miss it!

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

We drove through Sedona on our way to Flagstaff. The view was breathtaking. The red rocks were absolutely beautiful. Sedona is truly a beautiful place and one I'd like to visit again. I never tired of looking at the beautiful scenery.

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Bowmanville, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Absolutely beautiful ... I wish I wasn't the one driving so I could enjoy the view 100% instead of having to watch the road.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I drove from Sedona over to I 17 via AZ179 several times while staying in Village of Oak Creek. We never ceased to be awed on each drive. There were always cars stopped beside the road just taking in the "red rocks" and surrounding mountains. Truly named correctly.

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Springboro, OH
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views and easy access to parks and trails. Also good access to anything in and around Sedona.

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Hudson,NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

I loved the Red Rocks. I have never seen anything like it in my life. Nature never disappoints! The Rock formations are a sight to behold. When in the Sedona so travel the Red Rock Scenic Byway

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Worcester
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This drive is exactly why we came to Sedona. A continuously lovely and majestic view well worth the time. Our early start meant that traffic was not a problem.

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Erie, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This scenic byway is why you are in Sedona, right? Unless you are there for the vortexes, crystals and yoga..... This is a beautiful drive, not to be missed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A wonderful drive through the canyon and then over the ridge. While a little longer than the freeway, clearly worth the investment

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Mountain Park, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This two-lane highway is actually less than ten miles long, but the scenery is fantastic and hiking opportunities are plentiful. We are east-coasters, so the rusty red rock formations, like the Bell and the Courthouse, make impressive viewing. No wonder so many westerns were filmed here. Several parking lots available for day hikers and horseback riders. The highway is an... More

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