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“Must See Drive”

Ranked #2 of 155 things to do in Sedona
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Must See Drive”
Reviewed August 6, 2014

SR 179 in Sedona, AZ is one of the most beautiful drives in America. It is a ride that you will never forget. The combination of Red Rock and the smell of the northern Arizona pines will be emblazoned in your memory!

Visited August 2014
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Kingston, Tennessee
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“The vistas were amazing”
Reviewed August 5, 2014

Everywhere you looked there was beauty. The red sandstone, grey sage and evergreens all painted memorable vistas that will be part of our "vacations to remember" book. The roads were well maintained making the trip comfortable. The "viewing areas" were placed in the perfect spots to enjoy the landscapes.

Visited May 2014
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Fishers, Indiana
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20 reviews
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“Must Drive This Stretch”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

WOW is all I can say. As you drive this stretch of road from I-17 into Sedona, WOW is all you can say. The red rocks are unbelievable. Being from the midwest with flat land, mountains are invigorating....but RED mountains were AWESOME!!!! We drove this road many times during our week stay in Sedona.

Visited July 2014
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Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
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29 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed August 4, 2014

Fire had charred trees earlier in the summer, but the views of the rock formations were still gorgeous. We stopped for a restroom break at one of the scenic outlooks and found Native Americans had set up tables with crafts that were lovely. The road had been closed earlier and had recently opened, but other travelers reported that the road had been closed again a few days after our trip.

Visited July 2014
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Scenic trip”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

I enjoy travelling by car because of the scenery. I loved travelling alon the Scenic byway for this reason. It's quite colorful, and I enjoy the desert scenery with all the beautiful colors.

Visited June 2014
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