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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Breathtaking Views!

Extraordinarily beautiful natural wonders of the world...the mountains and cliffs change with the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lisa Ann M
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Watch the road watch the views

My husband and I enjoyed the drive along this route! The sites to see were absolutely wonderful to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Kim E
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“beautiful drive” (301 reviews)
“pull offs” (75 reviews)
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Sedona, AZ 86351
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"every turn"
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"sedona area"
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"grand canyon"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Extraordinarily beautiful natural wonders of the world...the mountains and cliffs change with the time of day so it's a must to view from Airport Drive overlook, chapel of the holy cross and places like The Hudson restaurant!!

Thank Lisa Ann M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed the drive along this route! The sites to see were absolutely wonderful to see. I took a million photos and videos! So much to see! We pulled over a few times to just stare at the beauty of it all!

Thank Kim E
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fantastic views of the area can be seen while traveling this road. There are several ways into Sedona, make sure you use this one. Views are awesome!

Thank Kdawg282
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just driving through this region is awesome. The beautiful & unique vistas are amazing. It's hard for the driver to keep eyes on the road.

Thank Barry L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you are in the area you can’t miss this. Take a slow drive and stop off to do one of the trails or just stand in wonderment at the scale and beauty. Having been at the Grand Canyon yesterday, this is right up there.

Thank JasonSR77
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Reviewed 6 days ago

First time visiting Sedona. We stopped at the Visitors Center for maps and info of area. Very helpful.

1  Thank Regina R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice scenic byway. Many large red mountains and scenic pull off after sedona. Great spend a few hours in Sedona with many eateries and shops

Thank bgdiver1963
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful drive. Take it late in the day at sunset. Best lighting for pictures. Suggest a pass so you don't have to keep paying for parking at trail heads.

2  Thank hosrow
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Take your time on this drive. This is the only time I've not felt rushed to go over a 35mph speed limit. The view is worth it.

1  Thank mrbungess
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Impressive views of Red Rocks even from the byway and scenic overlooks. Beautiful contrast of red against clear blue skies.

Thank Mary E
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HavinFun0704
22 January 2018|
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Response from anidaugh1 | Reviewed this property |
Well I went up 89 and I'm sorry I didn't go up 179. If I had known the difference then, I would have chosen 179. I would have had more awe seeing Sedona for the first time going north on 179 rather than when I was leaving... More
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Denise R
14 December 2017|
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Response from Inna K | Reviewed this property |
It is totally your choice. But you will miss a lot of you do not do hiking. There are places like the Devil’s bridge that you cannot see from the highway or even the standard helicopter tour. But you can still see a lot just... More
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matthew s
24 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.
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