A must see for USA
Trip Start Apr 15, 2013
16Trip End May 29, 2013
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After we left the Grand Canyon, we took the Desert View road. While this was a slow road, it had many views of the canyon, some spectacular, and also many overlooks, where you could park and view, photo the canyon - very nice. After we left the National Park, canyon behind, we started to see little Indian road side trading posts and could constantly see the highest mountain of the San Franciscan Peaks, a snow covered icon that was a pleasure to watch.
Soon after Phoenix we turned on to highway 89a and started the fantastic drive up the canyon. Forests and and mountain scenery to die for, with us following the river at the bottom of the canyon to Sedona. Not the red rock we were expecting at Sedona, rather grey rock outcrops, but none the less spectacular. Then as we came into Sedona it was surrounded by not only red rock outcrops, but had two very big red rock features, Bell Rock and Cathedral Rock
All I can say is never visit America without visiting Sedona!! Take the alternate route from Phoenix and the experience will be one you will always remember. The only comparable experience we have had is the road from Turkey creek to Kununurra in W.A., but Sedona is absolutely unique with a quaint Mexican styled village amid a backdrop of towering, dramatic red rocks. A very special place.