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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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Scenic Drive

My husband and I took this drive after is was recommended by Dave from a Trolly Tour we took. What a beautiful drive it was. So many breathtaking views. We stopped many times to... read more

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Providence, Rhode Island
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I took this drive after is was recommended by Dave from a Trolly Tour we took. What a beautiful drive it was. So many breathtaking views. We stopped many times to take pictures and walk around. I would suggest if you are ever in Sedona to drive along Red Rock Scenic Byway, it will take your breath... More 

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I planned on driving the 187 from Phoenix based on friend's recommendations and was not disappointed. Friends said it had awesome views and they were right. Budget some time to do this slowly and do a hike at Bell Rock. Delightful lunch in Sedonna. Enjoy this greatly on the way to Grand Canyon. I think this is even more interesting... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Title says it all. Take your time and use the pullouts for photos. Hiking trail access available also for more active folks. :-)

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The views, s-curves and the awesome hairpin turn along this route are only outdone by the stunning views. The cliffs and drop-offs are awe-inspiring (reminded me of a shorter version of Road to Hana). If you are a driver and love an exhilarating ride then make a point of taking this route... then take it again just for fun :)

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Thank HK44
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Such beautiful drive. We had rented a car in Las Vegas which was a convertible. We rode with the top down and at some points had to turn on the heater because it got cold. My teenage son and daughter were so impressed and excited to take pictures.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful views. Avoid weekends and public holidays if you can and get there early. I must if you are in the area.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The drive into Sedona on Highway 179 is one that everyone should put on their "bucket list." Once you exit Interstate 17 onto this 2 lane highway, you immediately get the feel of "the old West." The scrub brush & semi-desert terrain is quickly trsnsformed into a more lush vegetation cover, mixed in with larger hills, and finally, the Red... More 

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Woodside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

excellent views and access to hiking trails adventure away,have to paying for parking one pass good all day at different vistas or a weekly if visiting and hiking more then one day do the weekly

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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have never seen such beautiful colors like the ones in Sedona. They change colors as the sun changes throughout the day, The formations of the rocks are also amazing.

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Thank IFalcon2011
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very beautiful and picturesque short ride not to be missed. The road is paved and banked like a race car track, but go slow to catch all the heart stopping views.

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