We turned to page 278 of "Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways" by National Geographic which talked about how “Sand laid down about 300 million years ago became sandstone, tinted red by the presence of iron, then shaped by water and wind…” to what you see today. It’s only a short but sweet 7.5 mile scenic drive (Exit 298 to Hwy 179) of Red Rock country. We make an afternoon of it.
Red Rock State Park
3807 Red Rock Loop Road, Sedona, AZ 86336
Mostly Sunny – High 81°
~54 miles one-way from Quail Ridge RV Park
We asked a Coconino County Sheriff (and Firefighters) what had happened. They said they’re out looking for hikers or rock climbers that got themselves into trouble by not staying on the marked trail. Helicopters, too, were circling.
Question: What American Scenic Byways have you driven?