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Most scenic route from Prescott to Sedona?

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Most scenic route from Prescott to Sedona?

Hi- We're in Prescott and will be heading to Sedona - the route that mapquest gives me is either 169 - 17 - 179, or Alt 89 directly into Sedona....

Any recommendations for which would be the best route to take, scenery wise? They look to be about the same amount of time to get there ( 1 1/2 hours)


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1. Re: Most scenic route from Prescott to Sedona?

I do 89 to 17...

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2. Re: Most scenic route from Prescott to Sedona?

89 doesn't go to I-17.

89A takes you over Mingus Mtn down through Jerome and Cottonwood and on to Sedona. Very scenic mountain road.

169 to I-17 to 179 is also scenic and easier to drive. Another scenic and quirky option would be 169 to Cherry Road and over the mountain down to 260 at Camp Verde. I wouldn't advise it in a rental car though. The road can be dirty and bumpy at times.

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3. Re: Most scenic route from Prescott to Sedona?

89A for me, but what route did you take?

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