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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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  • We enjoyed a leisurely drive along this winding road. There are multiple scenic turn out where you can stop and take in the views. We noticed the most unusual house high on a cliff, never seen... 
    We enjoyed a leisurely drive along this winding road. There are multiple scenic turn out where you can stop and take in the views. We noticed the most unusual house high on a cliff, never seen...  more »
  • Perhaps one of the most breathtaking vistas on earth. These structures, sculpted by God for millennia, should be on everyone’s bucket list. 
    Perhaps one of the most breathtaking vistas on earth. These structures, sculpted by God for millennia, should be on everyone’s bucket list.  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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