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Driving from Sedona to Santa Fe

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Driving from Sedona to Santa Fe

How long will the drive be from Sedona to Santa Fe? It looks to be around 400 miles or an 8 hour drive. Am I correct? any reccomendations on where to stop overnight if we decide to do the drive in 2 days?



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1. Re: Driving from Sedona to Santa Fe

The drive almost completely interstate at 80 mph. You can get here in a day if you drive normal and take just a few breaks. It really is an easy drive. We can make it to Flagstaff in under 6 hours.

If you want to visit some things along the way, then make it a 2 day trip. Petrified Forest and Painted Desert would be a nice stop, there are motels in Holbrook.

Have fun.

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Easy within 7 hours but if you have the time make it a 2 days drive.

Some sights along the route:


1. Oak Creek Canyon between Sedona and Flagstaff.

2. Walnut Canyon NM just east of Flagstaff

3. Meteor Crater. South of I40 exit 233

4. Winslow: See R66 plaza and the statue of the hitchhiker and the mural.

5. Painted Desert and Petrified Forest NP (not a forest but stone logs lying on the floor)

New Mexico:

1. Leave I40 and drive to Zuni Pueplo, famous for its jewelry. Then drive nm53 to El Morro NM (don't miss), to El Malpais NM and Bandera Crater Ice Caves and to Grants.

2. Acoma Pueblo "Sky City"

Not to mention the sights in Albuquerque. For a scenic drive take the Turquoise Trail, nm14 from I 40 exit 175 to Santa Fe and make a stop in Madrid.

Maybe Gallup, NM for an overnight stop.


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3. Re: Driving from Sedona to Santa Fe

Thanks to both of you for your quick response. I appreciate them,


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