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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Ranked #2 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Type: Scenic Drives
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Orlando, FL USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

I drove up for the day from Phoenix and wasn't sure what to expect, but when you make that first turn and see the beauty of the scenery it is breath-taking. I even got out and hiked a bit (which I wasn't prepared for, but had to do it). The drive is very short, but well worth it. The scenic... More

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Houston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Beautiful views, very peaceful and relaxing environment. Many beautiful trails off the byway for all hiking levels.

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Cortez, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

So worthwhile driving this road although it can be busy! The views are gorgeous and these red rocks, amazing!

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ok I'm going to tell you this is one drive that has been several months since I've done it! However I've done it numerous times! I'm a native az and know the history, kinda- this is a special Indian sanctuary and is held in very hi esteem with the local Indians as religious. Make the drive yourself and you will... More

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Akron, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful stretch of highway easy drive. I was in Sedona for a week and never really experienced a traffic problem.

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ponte vedra
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This drive reminds me if the entrance to Yosemite - every curve takes my breath away, I absolutely HATE the roundabouts but am sure they are necessary to keep traffic moving and drivers focused. This drove is perfect for people who don't hike

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Tomball, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Be sure to stop at the Ranger's station for a photo opportunity and to get information on where to go. Talk to Sarah as she was energetic and just as excited as we were about sight seeing in Sedona. There are stops all along the way to take pictures.

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Apopka, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

On our way back to Phoenix, we used SR 179 and were pleasantly pleased with the nice views and gentle curves and hills of the road. It's a relatively short drive to I-17.

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Kent UK
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23 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

This is such a beautiful drive and the scenery gets more spectacular the nearer you get to Oak Creek with red rocks in every direction. There are lots of scenic spots to pull in and take photographs. Beautiful views.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Its just a stunning area, go visit you will not be disappointed. There is plenty to see with trips from Sedona to the mountains .Plenty of places to stay and some good food outlets

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