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Arizona Route 89A, Arizona

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5/5 based on 30+ reviews on the web
State Route 89A is an 83.85mi state highway that runs from Prescott north to Flagstaff in the U.S. state of Arizona. The highway begins at SR 89 and heads northward from Prescott, entering Jerome. From Jerome, the route then heads to Cottonwood and Sedona. The highway is notable for its scenic value as it passes through Sedona and the Oak Creek Canyon. The route then enters Flagstaff, where it crosses Interstate 17 and I-40. The highway ends at I-40 Business in Flagstaff. What is now SR 89A became a state highway in the late 1920s as SR 79. The highway was extended and improved several times through 1938. SR 79 was renumbered to U.S. Route 89A in 1941 and then to SR 89A in the early 1990s.Route descriptionSR 89A runs from its southern terminus in Prescott northward through the towns of Jerome, Cottonwood and Sedona to its northern terminus in Flagstaff. The highway is known for its scenic views as it passes through the Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon.
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  • Coming from the Grand Canyon with a destination of Cottonwood, we were directed to take 89A. What a neat road. Switchbacks, beautiful views of Oak Creek Canyon, cliffs, headlights coming up the road. ...  read more »
  • Great drive with beautiful scenery and fun driving. Take a friend and switch responsibilities. One drive and one takes in the views the switch it up once you leave Sedona. Be careful of the pullouts a...  read more »
  • If you like driving trips which take you through different biomes and an opportunity to see a lot of the state, this is great highway to use. We took the long way around and started at Ash Fork and to...  read more »
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