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Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179), Sedona

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Designated as Arizona's first All-American Road, Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) runs through Red Rock Country. Along the road, you'll be dwarfed by the ancient red rocks that tower overhead. You'll also drive through pine forests in the Coconino National Forest. The byway is less than 16 km (10 mi), but multiple scenic pull-off points along the way make it worth taking your time. Visit the Forest Visitor Center for maps of hiking and biking trails that cut through the area. By using our Sedona day trip tool, you can arrange your visit to Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) and other attractions in Sedona.
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  • The red rocks are amazing and a great drive to view them. BUT be careful since one of your is driving and other passengers are making ooh, ahh noises. The road is a slower speed and with the traffic.....  more
    The red rocks are amazing and a great drive to view them. BUT be careful since one of your is driving and other passengers are making ooh, ahh noises. The road is a slower speed and with the traffic.....  more »
  • Wow is about all I can say! Photos do not do this area justice. We drove from Cornville into Sedona, stopping a the trailheads / scenic overlooks. Parking was a bit tough at some spots, I would... 
    Wow is about all I can say! Photos do not do this area justice. We drove from Cornville into Sedona, stopping a the trailheads / scenic overlooks. Parking was a bit tough at some spots, I would...  more »
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  • Very cool rock formations! These are all read rock you drive by, it is really cool! It is free to drive by on the byway, you don't need to pay a toll or anything! There are however a few places you can stop, but you may have to pay for those. Along the way, you can find some rock formations that you can climb! Everything here is really neat, and if you happen to be around Sedona, you should make this drive!
  • Cute pullout, pretty popular so expect another group or two here on busier days.

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