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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. Put Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) into our Sedona vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Sedona.
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  • Driving this along this route there are several viewpoints where you can stop to simply admire all the beautiful scenery around you, or to take a hike in order to get even closer to it. During our sta...  more »
  • Great for seeing the rock formations if you don't want to take a jeep tour or hike. We were there during Spring Break so the traffic for the last half of the route was bumper to bumper.  more »
  • Beautiful Scenery. Enjoyed it immensely. Also stopped at a National Park Scenic overlook and purchased a Native made ornament and vase. Was super windy when we were there.  more »