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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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If you go to Sedona you must drive route 179 .If you don't well then you only did half of Sedona. Take time out and go to the Chamber of Commerce and let them design your trip in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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West Sedona, Arizona
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West Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you go to Sedona you must drive route 179 .If you don't well then you only did half of Sedona. Take time out and go to the Chamber of Commerce and let them design your trip in Sedona. You won't miss anything that way. !!

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Sedona, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I drive this road every week on business and it never ceases to show something new! whether the creek is running under the remnants of the old bridge or not! many places to pull off and view the red rocks peaking through the hills until around the last curve, it opens to a full beautiful red rock scene. no facilities... More 

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This drive can get a bit congested but it is beautiful. A very nice mixture of rock formations and plant life. The colors change constantly based on lighting conditions.

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Windsor,CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We recommend this route over 89 A., more scenic and less commercial. Some nice hiking in Oak Creek area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Only way I went, so who knows. This way into Sedona is just breathtaking--hard to keep eye on road. Drive slowly; take your time; you're almost to the town. Check altitude--reason why the music stations kept cutting out.

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Regina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first time we drove from Phoenix to Sedona we did so at night - HUGE mistake! Take this drive during the day and you will experience some of the most scenic views the Red Rocks have to offer. While travelling, you have opportunities to pass through areas noted for dispersing vortex energies, see quaint towns, experience fine art galleries... More 

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Belvidere, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful and scenic drive leading to the red rocks of Sedona. We took the trip today and we throughly loved the lazy drive. The drive offers stunning views of mountains, Oak Creek, and the red rocks. A return to the byway is a no-brainer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove through here recently and stopped several times to take in the magnificent, picturesque landscape and scenery. A magnificent part of the world to admire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really only about a 25 mile stretch of scenic road through the Coconino Forest and the amazing Red Rock area around Sedona. Spectacular drive though. Even if you aren't going to stay in Sedona, and are just heading south on 17, it would be a worthwhile diversion. If you are staying in the Red Rock/ Sedona/ Oak Creek... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a short drive before driving to Sedona from south. We drove passing some shops and motels in area of village of oak creek, then we felt getting closer to bell rocks. Also there're some scenic view points on the way for stop and hikes.

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