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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Hard to imagine anything more beautiful

This is a beautiful drive from highway 17 through west Sedona. It is only two lanes most of the way and varies from 55 to 35 MPH. Once into West Sedona you are subjected to... read more

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

This is a beautiful drive from highway 17 through west Sedona. It is only two lanes most of the way and varies from 55 to 35 MPH. Once into West Sedona you are subjected to roundabouts at intersections which many people are not familiar with. While they serve a great purpose of keeping the traffic moving, too many people do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Roads were well maintained and litter free. Views of divine proportions. Wish the signage regarding scenic view areas was posted a little bit sooner. Current sign locations don't give tourists like myself (who are unfamiliar with these locations) enough time to make the turn off before passing them. Since turning around is impossible once passing, making them more visible prior... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

No words can describe the 7 /1 mile Red Rock Rock Scenic Byway! The scenery is breathtaking and every drive towards Sedona should include this drive! We drove it 3 times during our 4 day stay in Sedona. You are in for a treat and seeing nature at its best viewing the beautiful red rocks! Please put this on your... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

As it was my first time to see red rocks/mountains, it was such a pleasant drive. In my view, they are unique. Sedona's red rocks can compete with Petra in Jordan.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is an incredibly scenic drive through Red Rock country. Wish this was the road we had taken into Sedona on the drive from Phoenix. The views are spectacular.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive with many opportunities to stop and take in the scenery or take hikes along the way. This is some of the most beautiful and impressive places I have encountered.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

What amazing views everywhere and you never tire of them. Everywhere you go in Sedona and around the area. Amazing!

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Willis, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Red Rock Scenic Byway has been voted one of the most beautiful roads in America. The views of the Red Rocks are stunning. You can't drive a mile without seeing someone stop to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a breath taking drive. As one exits I-17 the first couple of miles don't seem as though the hipe measures up. Then once you pass Beaver Flats Rd. the view opens up unbelievably. One of the most beautiful drives you'll ever take. My perspective is heading to Sedona from I-17. You'll see red rock formations against a clear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've always wanted to see the Red Rocks and this drive was even more beautiful than I imagined! Once we saw the first Red Rocks, we stopped to take pictures...then, the views just got more and more breathtaking the closer we got to Sedona!

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

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