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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Pretty Drive

It's a very nice drive with hidden surprises around every turn. The view keeps changing. You can drive down the same road many times and see something different. There's ample... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Eva W
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a very nice drive with hidden surprises around every turn. The view keeps changing. You can drive down the same road many times and see something different. There's ample places to turn off and take photos

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Such beautiful scenery - and totally free! It's great to drive through any time of day, but particularly around sunset!

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The drive on this road was quite impressive, and it was a great way to enter into Sedona. I would take this road again if I was to head out there again in the future.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Follow the Red Rock Scenic ByWay to Oak Creek and Sedona. The road is very well designed, easy to travel, and has nice places to stop along the way. Make sure to stop at the rangers station.

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Thank cbakersmith
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We traveled route 179 frequently during our stay in Sedona and this area is absolutely breathtaking. There are several pull offs along the route where you can park and hike the trails. Make sure you purchase the parking voucher if you plan to hike. They are sold at every pull off and sure beat the ticket price for parking illegally.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There seems to be some confusion over where exactly this drive is. It is the road from I-17 into Sedona and it is spectacular. It is a main thoroughfare with no twists or turns and is a completely comfortable drive. Save time to stop at the many lookouts along the way to take in the gorgeous views of the red... More 

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Rochester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Many places to stop and view the area around and get out and hike about or take a side guided trip. Always happy to drive this route.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I think it is worth taking a quick look there if you are riding up to the grand canyon. Views were pretty amazing.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

WOW! What a great way to see the area! We flew into Phoenix and decided to take the Red Rock Scenic Byway via Sedona on our way up to the Grand Canyon. BEST decision ever. A lovely, ever changing view around each turn of the road, and Sedona is a fun and funky stop at the end.

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Vidalia, GA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Take your time and drive the byway. There are opportunities to stop and take pictures. The vistas are amazing especially if you have never been to Red Rock country or the Verde valley.

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