Arizona State Route 179

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State Route 179

SR 179 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by ADOT
Length14.49 mi[1] (23.32 km)
Red Rock Scenic Road
Major junctions
South end I-17 south of Village of Oak Creek
North end SR 89A in Sedona
CountryUnited States
Highway system
  • Arizona State 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, entering Coconino County from Yavapai County. 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

SR 179 at Bell Rock

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]


The original SR 179 was designated between 1935 and 1939 from SR 79 (now SR 89A) to SR 69 in Prescott Valley. By 1960, this route was cancelled, and SR 179 was designated on its current route.

Junction list

Yavapai0.000.00 I-17 – Flagstaff, PhoenixSouthern terminus; I-17 exit 298; continues south as Forest Service Road 618
CoconinoSedona14.4923.32 SR 89A / Hyatt Drive – Cottonwood, FlagstaffRoundabout; northern terminus; former US 89A
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


  1. ^ a b c Arizona Department of Transportation. "2008 ADOT Highway Log" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-04-09.

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