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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Best route to enter from the south

Spectacular views as you begin your entrance to Sedona area. You'll pass the Village of Oak Creek... read more

Reviewed yesterday

The highlight of this short drive were the unusual rock formations; and with the drive up to, then... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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“beautiful drive” (272 reviews)
“red rocks” (396 reviews)
Sedona, AZ 86351
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Reviewed yesterday

Spectacular views as you begin your entrance to Sedona area. You'll pass the Village of Oak Creek before entering Sedona.

Thank the5kdude
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The highlight of this short drive were the unusual rock formations; and with the drive up to, then walking to, the Chapel of the Holy Cross! Very impressive and inspirational! Glad we took the time!

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The byway is short and offers many trails for people to hike off of, but if you are not a hiker you will still be able to see the amazing Red Rock scenery Sedona offers!

Thank Emily J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely, loopy road. We did it several times. One can spend as much or little time as you like on it ... but your going to want to spend more than a little!

Thank Mickey K
Reviewed 4 days ago

we drove all around and then stopped at a few places we wanted to hike at. it was a great time. We loved it.

Thank Dana W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This scenic view from your car is a must.. its so beautiful you are apt to do the drive more than once!

Thank Glenn M
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is not only the scenic route to the Chapel and Bell Mountain but at the time of writing SR 89A between Sedona and Flagstaff is a mess, with the northern 25 miles basically a dirt track thanks to construction, so regardless of what your...More

2  Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 5 days ago

The loop is awesome like the rest of Sedona. Pleasant ride and the most magnificent scenery go you won't be disappointed

Thank Berste
Reviewed 6 days ago

It was a very beautiful ride. We were surprised at the sudden change in rock's colors. I would definitely recommend a visit to Sedona

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This short drive is just full of awesome views of many famous red rock formations. If you don't have time for a decent hike, at least take this drive and take in the scenery.

Thank traveloften028
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matthew s
25 July 2017|
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Response from PlannerTN | Reviewed this property |
For sure. It's a well paved highway and very well maintained. Take the roundabouts slow through. They might be a tad tight.
25 May 2017|
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Response from Tina H | Reviewed this property |
it starts off of !-17 - its not a long byway but a very nice drive.
4 April 2017|
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Response from cm_woods | Reviewed this property |
A couple of hours should do it ! Enjoy & have fun...