Sedona and our nearest communities developed originally along Oak Creek and along the major transportation routes that intersect in the heart of town. This development pattern is still very much intact as private land huddles along these corridors and public land now surrounds these connected ‘islands’.
State Route (SR) 179 is designated as an All American Road by the Federal Highway Administration based on its natural, recreational and scenic qualities. The National Scenic Byways Program also recognizes SR 179 as the Red Rock Scenic Byway as one of the nation’s premier scenic drives.
SR 89A, also known as the Oak Creek Canyon Scenic Road, from Sedona to the top of the Mogollon Rim is a destination unto itself.
Verde Shuttle connects central Cottonwood with Sedona employers along SR 89a and northern portions of SR 179 in Sedona.
The Sedona Shuttle is in the planning stages for Sedona area hotels and trailheads. Click here for up to date information.
The City of Sedona is committed to standing up trailhead shuttles in March of 2022 with microtransit soon following in Summer of 2022. Vehicles are ordered and branding has been finalized. Park and ride lots, or trailhead shuttle exchanges, are being pursued. We plan on focusing on the following trailheads: Cathedral, Little Horse, Soldiers Pass, Dry Creek and Mescal. There is a current proposal out by the Forest Service soliciting feedback for 30 days on this expansion of trailhead shuttles and closing Cathedral and Soldiers Pass trailheads to parking during shuttle operation hours.
Here is a link for Local Transportation Partners to help.
Here is a web map, called Get Around Sedona, to help you find pretty much everything you need! You can search for trailheads, parking spots, real-time traffic, restaurants and so much more!
The Verde Shuttle – Employer Marketing Toolkit also has English and Spanish resources.
Just Say YES to Roundabouts!
Roundabouts slow traffic while allowing it to flow continuously through intersections. They potentially lead to less pollution, less noise and eliminate perpendicular/T-bone crashes.
Y – Slow down and yield to traffic from the left.
E – Wait for a gap in the traffic and proceed around traffic circle to your intended direction. Exit right from the traffic circle toward your intended direction. Do not stop in roundabout.
S – Obey one-way signs. Stop in crosswalks for pedestrians and bicyclists.
Note that left turns and U-turns are completed by traveling around the center island.