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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179)

Sedona, AZ 86351
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Easy. Ride, lots of pull outs & views

The Red Rock Scenic Byway is Arizona Highway 179 in and around Sedona. A nice and easy road with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Thomas M
Littleton, New Hampshire
via mobile
Excellent views on the way to Sedona

Pretty hard to miss all the views on the way to Sedona. Beautiful scenery, especially as you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dick T
Tucson, Arizona
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Sedona, AZ 86351
Sedona, AZ 86351
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Red Rock Scenic Byway is Arizona Highway 179 in and around Sedona. A nice and easy road with lots of pull outs for scenic views. Several interesting geological formations like Bell Rock & Courthouse worth a photo or even a mild hike or walk.

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pretty hard to miss all the views on the way to Sedona. Beautiful scenery, especially as you approach Sedona.

Thank Dick T
Reviewed 5 days ago

A beautiful area to travel in and see some wonderful scenery. There are some lovely walks and hikes. If nature is your thing then you will thoroughly enjoy yourself. If it is not your thing then make the most of the journey and enjoy your...More

Thank 98jimj
Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing scenery of all the red rocks and buttes, and you can stop along the way to take a closer look. Hike or climb if you dare.

Thank N Manners F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This road between I-17 and I-89A is my favorite route in and out of Sedona. The scenery of the red rock formations like Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock are amazing along this road. There are many Scenic Outlooks along the way to snap some amazing...More

Thank Jose F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing piece of highway as you wind your way through the red rock cliffs on both sides of the highway.

Thank ken m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came across this by surprise trying to make a circle from Cornville to Cottonwood. Great views & lots to see in the area. Wish we would have had more time to explore as it was a very scenic area. Loved it.

Thank Kim V
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are traveling from Phoenix to Sedona, you need to take this way at least one of the ways. The scenery is gorgeous and offers plenty of points where you can stop and get out. It really is a pleasant drive and allows you...More

3  Thank Jeff B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of traffic near uptown Sedona of course but a lovely drive. There were lots of pit stops for us along the way for pictures.

Thank Abby K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for this drive on Xmas Eve and it was amazing. What a great drive to stop and see all the red rocks and enjoy the outdoors. Recommend definitely

Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
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Denise R
14 December 2017|
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Response from Round Rock Foodie | Reviewed this property |
While Sedona has a number of fine dining and resort options, I tried to enjoy more of the outdoors there. I just marvel at its beauty and wanted to enjoy the outdoors vs the indoors. But pick your preference.
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.