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“Lovely drive, exceptional views in Sedona”

Ranked #2 of 157 things to do in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 26, 2013

A great way to see lots of this special and scenic area. Week-ends are quite crowded, but during the week the drive was lovely and easy to manage. Don't miss it!

1  Thank MBL29
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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Loved the views and if it is your first time driving it, you will find them spectacular. We were a bit disappointed because of all the new construction that we felt took away from the views. But Our first trip down, many years ago, my DH nearly drove off the road as we headed down 179 from 17 and turning around the curve that spread Sedona out in front of us was an OMG moment - the deep blue sky, the red, red rock formations, the deep green of the pines took your breath away.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

So many beautiful sites to see that you have to be careful when you are driving to pay attention to the road. Took tons of pictures. The desert has its own beauty found no where else.

Thank TripleCat
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We drove from Camp Verde to Sedona and took the extra time to view the rock formations all along the way. They provide safe turnoffs for pictures and the visitor's center is a gem with all kinds of information from well informed staff. Be sure to take the very short ride to the Cathedral in the Mountains as it provides you with a unique view of the landscape as well as the Cathedral. This has to be one of the most breathtaking drives in Arizona. It is like being "in" the Grand Canyon. Morning sun is best going north.

3  Thank James H
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

The first time you drive into Sedona, you're awed by the gorgeous red rock scenery and repeated visits don't fail to impress.

Thank JudyBoz
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