Getting Around in Sedona

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.

Public Transportation

Stay advised of ADOT’s improvement projects at and current highway conditions at

Verde Shuttle connects central Cottonwood with Sedona employers along SR 89a and northern portions of SR 179 in Sedona.

PowerPoint PresentationThe Sedona Shuttle is the free, easy, eco-friendly way to explore some of Sedona’s favorite trails. For trails, schedules and FAQ’s go to

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!

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.