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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #1 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Naples, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Be sure to come into Sedona by this route. It will knock your socks off! The colors are magnificent, and there are numerous pull0-offs to admire the view or hike.

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Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Showed a lot on the drive with many pull-outs. Some had scenic trails with expanations of the formations.

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Glendale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Love this drive but my advice. Be prepared for sudden stops and a lot of traffic circles leaving and coming into Sedona.

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Morton, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Drove the Red Rock Scenic Byway and wish we were able to spend more time than we had in the Sedona area. Plenty of pull off areas from which to hike, take pictures or just enjoy absorbing the Beauty before you. Some examples: Oak Creek Vista, Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, Cahpel of the Holy Cross, the Palatki Heritage site are... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I have visited this place many times since moving to the Phoenix area two years ago. It is my sanctuary in the middle of this desert. Im a beach person at heart but this place puts me at complete peace. There is something about those red rocks and driving through them that gives me peace of mind. The calming, untouched... More

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Glen Rock, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews 74 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We had visited Sedona with some family members and took the byway on our way back to I-17. The views are great and it is not to be missed!

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Emporia, Kansas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The word scenic does not do justice to this highway. It is newly improved and when you come from I-17 from the south, be prepared to have your breath taken away when you first see Bell Rock. Don't be in a hurry and utilize the stopping areas for lots of photos. You won't be disappointed.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

First time to Sedona and we took the drive on route SR179 - its an amazing way to start seeing the things around you and stopping at the little turnouts to take pictures. Definitely a way to start the trip.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

A great ride (unless some pokey recreational vehicles in front of you), especially when no particular rush. The altitude changes are amazing.

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Novi, Michigan
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5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is well worth the time to visit. I had heard such great things so went in thinking it must be overrated, but it is not, at all. The views are amazing. Just beautiful. I would recommend for sure! Doesn't take long to see - a must do while in Sedona

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