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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Red Rock Views

It was so difficult to drive up 179 from I-17 to Sedona when my eyes were looking to the right, to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wanda C
Morrisville, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Worth the 2 hour drive from Phoenix

If you find yourself in Phoenix, be sure to make the two hour journey up to Sedona. The photos of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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“beautiful drive” (291 reviews)
“pull offs” (72 reviews)
Sedona, AZ 86351
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was so difficult to drive up 179 from I-17 to Sedona when my eyes were looking to the right, to the left, up one formation to another!!! Each seemed more wondrous than the other. Thank goodness for pull-offs.

Thank Wanda C
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you find yourself in Phoenix, be sure to make the two hour journey up to Sedona. The photos of this place will never do it justice - the Red Rock scenic byway takes you along a mesmerizing path of the deep and unique red...More

Thank The_Midtowner
Reviewed 1 week ago

Breathtaking views as you drive off Hwy 17. From the from the south at Oak Creek through Sedona, the views are amazing. A must see at daybreak and sunset as various peaks light up. Truly magestic.

Thank hpresas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It was not packed with tourists trying to quickly get in or out of town. It is so worth the effort to take this drive!

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped at every trail head along 179 to walk, and take pictures. I can't wait to go back in January.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This road is very scenic, but there are too few places to pull off to take pictures. It is the main highway from the interstate to Sedona.

Thank Teri M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenery is definitely breath taking. The red rock formations are beautiful. Definitely take time to experience the Red Rock Scenic Byway. Many pull offs for pictures.

1  Thank Sandy B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're short on time or unable to hike/go off-roading then this is the best way to see Sedona. All of the stops have toilets and handicapped parking. There are hiking maps and trails at each stop. It's an easy 20 minute drive. It's not...More

Thank Andrea E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scenery was amazing, we spent several hours just driving around Sedona. The gorgeous red rock surrounding the area is breath taking, pictures really don't do it justice.

Thank wendy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no bad time to drive around the hills outside Sedona. Get off the road into the several parking areas and simply wander in amazement at the scenery. Sunsets make the colours even richer than you think possible.

Thank Margaret M
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Denise R
14 December 2017|
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Response from bubbabingo | Reviewed this property |
You'll have the opportunity to do as much of either as you like. Plenty of trails, but you can get a lot of places by car or tour
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.
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.