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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

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Address: Sedona, AZ 86351
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This route passes all the iconic Sedona formations. Bell Rock,Courthouse Butte, the back of Cathedral Rock, Elephant Rock, Snoopy Rock. This is a must see route in premier red... read more

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Rhinebeck
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This route passes all the iconic Sedona formations. Bell Rock,Courthouse Butte, the back of Cathedral Rock, Elephant Rock, Snoopy Rock. This is a must see route in premier red rock country.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Take the drive but don't plan on zooming thru. It's not gonna happen as tourists take their time and enjoy the views.

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had to make a quick trip to Phoenix during our week in Sedona and were gratified at the beauty of this highway. The scenery is amazing. From Bell Rock south to the lower desert. Hope to do it again.

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Presque Isle, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a must see, if you are in the area take the time to drive through, you won't be disappointed.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the 45 minute drive along the 179. You ascend 7000 feet at least and at the top in December there were snow-capped trees, when it was boiling at the base of the drive. Love this.

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sedona and area is full of beautiful scenery. The Red Rock byway is another beautiful drive in the area where you can see the Red Rock glow.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second place to God's country. The drive is one of the most awe inspiring ever. Coming from the south at 17 and 179 and seeing the courthouse and bell rock formations took my breath away.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Used to come to Sedona every year for 6-7 years but hadn't been for some time. Forgot how beautiful this drive is. Not a "spiritual" person, but could literally feel the stress leaving my body after rounding the first Red Rock sighting. Have travelled all over the world, but alwsys say that this is my happy place. I am a... More 

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Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to drive Heaven on earth, then drive this. Sedona is the most beautiful place on earth. Go explore!

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Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful drive through the mountains and don't forget to fill your water jugs near the top on the west side of the road with tasty fresh mountain spring water

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