Friday, March 13, 2015

Sedona & the Red Rock Scenic Byway

Apache Junction, AZ.    H85 / L59

Monday the weather in Apache Junction was just right for a road trip, which is not unusual for this part of the country.  That’s the reason folks flock here.  Judy and I headed a hundred fifty miles north and west to Sedona, AZ. This area is well known for its red rock formations.  The drive was very enjoyable and we made it to the Red Rock Scenic Byway (AZ 179) in 2.5 hours.  The drive is only seven miles but the views are magnificent and endless. The highway runs through the center of Sedona. Sedona is a very nice small tourist town with plenty of eateries and specialty shops.   

Sedona, Red Rock Scenic Highway

Red Rock 1a      Red Rock 2A

 Red Rock 9A   

Red Rock 12A      Red Rock 16A

Bell Rock 2A

Sedona 1A      Red Rock House A

Chapel of the Holy Cross

The Chapel of the Holy Cross was built into the buttes of Sedona and was voted as one of the “Seven Man-made Wonders” of Arizona in 2007. Click for more info.

Chapel sedona 5A     chapel sedona 6A

Chapel sedona 4A

     Chapel sedona 3A                                                                               

         Chapel sedona 2A

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

Next Blog: in about a week.


  1. I seem to be reading a lot about Sedona lately....sure makes me want to go there. Beautiful pictures.

    1. Karen,
      A trip out west would definitely be a trip worth taking. We have enjoyed wintering this year in the Phoenix area.