Arizona State Route 179

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State Route 179 marker

State Route 179
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length: 14.49 mi[1] (23.32 km)
Tourist
routes:
Red Rock Scenic Road
Major junctions
South end: I-17
North end: SR 89A in Sedona
Highway system
SR 177 SR 180A

State Route 179, also known as SR 179, the Red Rock Scenic Byway, a north–south state highway in Arizona, United States, running from Interstate 17 to SR 89A in Sedona. In 2006, the US Dept. of Transportation awarded SR 179 its highest designation within the National Scenic Byways Program: the All-American Road designation, due to the red rock and sandstone formations through which it travels along its 7.5-mile (12.1 km) length within the hills of the Coconino National Forest. The All-American Road designation also signifies to the travelling public that this is a road that is "a destination unto itself".

Route description[edit]

The southern terminus of SR 179 is at exit 298 off of I-17; the exit is about 15 miles (24 km) north of Camp Verde. SR 179 heads northwest from the interchange briefly before curving towards the north. It keeps this heading as it passes through the red rock area of the Village of Oak Creek on its way to Sedona, just a few miles north. As it enters the Sedona city limits, it roughly follows along the east bank of Oak Creek. It crosses the creek just before reaching its northern terminus at SR 89A.[1][2]

History[edit]

SR 179 originally continued south to Camp Verde. However, the southern section of the road was turned over to the National Forest Service for maintenance after the construction of I-17.

Junction list[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Destinations Notes
Yavapai 0.00 0.00 I-17 – Flagstaff, Phoenix I-17 exit 298
Coconino Sedona 14.49 23.32 SR 89A / Hyatt Drive – Cottonwood, Flagstaff Roundabout
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-09. 
  2. ^ Overview map of SR 179 (Map). Google Maps. 

External links[edit]

Route map: Bing / Google

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