The Red Rock Scenic Byway Needs Your Support to Continue its Mission.
Please consider sponsoring the Red Rock Scenic Byway to help continue the All American Road Committee’s mission. Sponsorship is open to all individuals and businesses.
For more information or to become a sponsor email – email@example.com
When our local State Route 179 was designated the Red Rock (National) Scenic Byway and an All-American Road by the US Dept. of Transportation (USDOT) in 2005, our All American Road committee here in Sedona was charged with 2 things:
- a program of matching grants from the Highway Trust Fund for approx. 10 years to “encourage economic development and protection” of the Byway’s scenic and recreational values, and
- tasked with “preserving and enhancing in perpetuity the unique scenic and recreational values of the Red Rock Scenic Byway through self-sustaining stewardship and programs to enhance the traveler’s experience.”
Sedona’s All American Road Committee immediately started working on a County road enhancement grant to put in lighting, landscape, sidewalks, benches and bike racks throughout the Village portion, start up a website, Facebook page, TripAdvisor page, and eventually putting up beautiful light-post banners that line the Byway in the Village.
Through judicious budget management, the All American Road Committee, a 501c3 organization, was able to make these grants last longer than 10 years. But the dollars are running out. Continued management and the financial requirements of the Red Rock Scenic Byway will soon fall exclusively on our local All American Road Committee. This creates a necessary opportunity for local businesses and individuals to consider sponsoring the Red Rock Scenic Byway through the Byway’s website and related online presence.
As Village locals, we’ve come to know the breathtaking views of Bell Rock, Courthouse & Cathedral Rock all too well. They are a part of our everyday backdrop in the Village of Oak Creek and a reminder of just how lucky we are to be here. And yet, as familiar as we are with Highway SR-179, there are still many unfamiliar with its history and beauty. This gateway stretch is, in fact, the historic Red Rock Scenic Byway. In addition to being a recognized National Scenic Byway, it was the first All-American Road in Arizona and still one of fewer than three dozen in the entire USA.
As the “Gateway to Sedona’s Red Rock Country”, the Byway is a beloved stretch of road with TripAdvisor visitors giving the Byway a five circle approval and ranking it #5 out of things to do in of Sedona with over 3,390 reviews. The Byway is also one of the top Sedona Facebook check-ins, with over 2,950 likes and a 4.9 star rating. It is truly the heart of our “city”, our “Main Street” and the backbone of tourism in our town.
For the different levels of sponsorship and details regarding sponsor recognition and benefits. For more information or to become a sponsor email – firstname.lastname@example.org