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Quick Facts
Designation: Arizona State Scenic Byway
Fees: There are no fees along the road itself.
Length, One-Way: 7 Miles (11.67 Kilometers)


General Information

Description - The Red Rock Scenic Road was designated a scenic road on February 20, 1987, by the Arizona Department of Transportation. The route traverses the beautiful Red Rock Country of Arizona a place that attracts New Age believers who are convinced of its spiritual energy. The route provides panoramic views of eroded monuments, promontories, cliffs and buttes, formed by the waters and winds of nature. Here numerous vivid sheer walls and various isolated erosion - carved monuments and promontories form this spectacular Red Rock Country. The road traverses four vegetative life zones and rises from 3,600 feet to over 5,000 feet in elevation. The terrain varies from rolling, undulating valley basins and alluvial bottoms to rugged, sharply broken, near vertical cliffs and canyons.

Attractions - The Red Rock Scenic Road is known for it's Archeology, Historical, Natural, Recreational and Scenic Attractions.

Location - Red Rock Scenic Road is located in central Arizona, south of Sedona.

Directions from : The road itself:
The Red Rock Scenic Road travels south from Sedona on State Route 179, through the Coconino National Forest.
How to get to the road:
From Flagstaff head south on State Route 89A till you reach Sedona then head south from Sedona on State Route 179, the scenic road.


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ICON Scenic Driving Red Rock Scenic Road
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ICON Viewing Scenery Red Rock Scenic Road
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Additional Information:
Arizona Scenic Byways - Arizona offers one National Scenic Byway, the Kaibab Plateau-North Rim Parkway, and 17 state and National Forest designated scenic byways.

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Scenic Byways Homepage - National Scenic Byways official web site with detailed info on all national and state byways.

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