Sing Along! On the Road To Sedona
Original song written and performed by Victoria Oldham
About the Sedona Red Rock Scenic Byway Webcam - Live Views of Sedona Arizona ViA Gateway To Sedona
Since 2004, GatewayToSedona.com has featured live webcam views of Sedona through its website and the world-renowned Earthcam network, serving up real-time views of famous red rock formations to visitors and fans from all over the world. Over the years, the webcam has been trained on several Sedona locations, from high above West Sedona overlooking Thunder Mountain and Coffee Pot Rock, to the iconic Bell Rock/Courthouse Butte views in the Village of Oak Creek. Currently, it focuses on the sweeping views along the Sedona Red Rock Scenic Byway, State Route 179, the most popular route connecting Sedona to Phoenix and Flagstaff, Arizona.
In addition to the geologic wonders hugging the Scenic Byway as it winds its way into the heart of Sedona, by looking at the live, streaming camera images, one can quickly assess the traffic, and therefore the best route to Sedona during spring and fall when Sedona is often packed with tourists visiting popular festivals at Tlaquepaque Village and in Uptown Sedona.
Victoria Oldham, co-owner of Gateway To Sedona, adds, "This is the best robotic tourism camera available, and much like the one used on the Space Needle in Seattle or Times Square in New York City. It will not only show real-time traffic and weather, but also the sunrises and sunsets, which are often beyond belief in this part of Sedona. Would-be visitors will also have a good impression of the real Sedona because this area is more like the surrounding wilderness, and not as congested with homes and businesses." There is also an audible component to the camera: dangling wind chimes give a hint of wind speed and birds can be heard singing profusely in spring.
Located atop a home just off the Morgan/Arrow Drive Traffic Circle along SR 179, the camera has a bird's eye view of more than ten major red rock formations, including Elephant Rock and the Saddle (close up), Cathedral Rock, Mingus Mountain (7,815 ft elevation), Sedona Airport Mesa, Sedona Airport Vortex, Thunder Mountain, Wilson Mountain, Finn Rock, red rock formations stretching toward Uptown Sedona, and a variety of beautiful spires lining the Mogollon Rim. Early mornings often show colorful hot air balloons rising and decending over Airport Mesa and Cathedral Rock. There is also a view of the riparian greenbelt along Oak Creek, and in fall and spring, viewers can enjoy the beauty of changing leaves.
The Earthcam network has recently reported 62,106 views from our camera. Katherine Donohue, Business Development Coordinator at Earthcam states in their October 2017 report: “We really enjoy the view of Sedona, as do our fans! The average time a viewer spends on a camera is about 2 minutes and your page is well above that, which is great!” In addition, Gateway To Sedona receives over 80% new, unique visitors each day. Top countries visiting the webcam at Gateway To Sedona include: United States, Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Brazil, India, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Poland, and Russia.
Snapshots from the Sedona Red Rock Scenic Byway Webcam
Click a photo below for a slide show with the enlarged view.