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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Scenic for sure

Fantastic drive with changing views of the Red Rocks. Fun places to stop at. Make sure to bring your camera.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Liverpool, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Fantastic drive with changing views of the Red Rocks. Fun places to stop at. Make sure to bring your camera.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Take your time and enjoy the view, make sure you stop off to see the vistas and some trailheads. The traffic can be very congested so leave plenty of time and take snacks and water.

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Rochester, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

There is just too much to see, just driving 179 to or from Sedona. Plan to stop at the look outs along the route. Even if you do not want to walk or hike, you will enjoy the turn offs. Easy parking, rest rooms and easy trails. Getting back to the highway is well planned.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We drove up from Phoenix and I read about the scenic view so I convinced my husband to take this way. We were driving along and it was pretty with the mountains around us and then BAM!!! right in front of you are the huge red rock formations that you only see in pictures. It was great.

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Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

This highway is so beautiful. It is such a pleasure to drive it. It is very well thought out and designed, but the scenery is what makes it so special. We never tire of the views. For me, personally, Bell Rock is my favorite site, and you get to see it from several perspectives as you drive the highway.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Although we traveled the week after Easter and the traffic was high, and even though some drivers couldn't navigate the traffic circles without stopping, it was an enjoyable experience, and BEAUTIFUL

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW via mobile

Do yourself a favor and take the scenic route from Phoenix to the Grand Canyon. The beauty of nature will not disappoint!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We rented a convertible, primarily for this day of our week long trip and it was a great idea. There are two distinct drives into Sedona. Heading in from the South, it is all red rock, mesa's, distant vistas, etc. Leaving to the North, it is steep canyon walls, lots of pine trees, winding road, etc. Beautiful both ways.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

This is the perfect approach to the area of Sedona. It really whets your appetite for the coming scenery.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

When driving to Sedona from Phoenix, be sure to take SR 179 from I-17. Shortly after exiting on to 179, you will round a bend and see such incredible views that you can't stop saying simply "wow"!. Be sure to stop at the ranger station to purchase a Red Rock Pass and talk to the incredibly friendly and helpful volunteers.... More 

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