Arizona State Route 179
|Maintained by ADOT|
|Length:||14.49 mi (23.32 km)|
|Red Rock Scenic Road|
|North end:||SR 89A in Sedona|
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".
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.
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.
|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