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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  • This is a gorgeous drive from Sedona to the plateau at almost 2,000 metres (6,500'). The road is in great shape with a number of switchbacks on the route to top. We did the drive on a week day and saw...  more »
  • This beautiful drive was worth my whole trip to Arizona!! Luckily if you're driving north from Phoenix almost forced to take this route to Sedona. I have driven this road several times so far on my tr...  more »
  • This is a great way to see the rocks of Sedona. There are a few pull off spots you can and should stop and get out of your car to take photos. The end of it in Sedona gets very busy and full of shoppe...  more »
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