Route 66

Day 11: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ

Route 66: Day 11 Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ

Postcard from Sedona

The leg from Chamber to Flagstaff is not particularly interesting with the 140 miles being pretty much all on the highway.

– Pro: it is pretty quick.
– Exception: the “Here It Is” rabbit is awesome.

From Flagstaff to Sedona (an additional 35 miles detour from the Route 66) everything changes: forget the desert. Pine trees and lush vegetation make you wonder if you have been magically transported to a sunny version of Washington State. Or to the Italian Alps.

Writing from the beer garden of a brewery cause alcohol is not a solution to any of your problems but boy: it damn helps.


Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: Jack Rabbit Trading Post
Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: Jack Rabbit Trading Post


Driving from Chambers to Sedona Cheat Sheet

Accommodation in Sedona, AZ

  • Aiden by Best Western @ Sedona, 2545 W Highway 89a, Sedona, AZ, 86336. Lovely motel, with a pretty good on site restaurant and a pool from where you can enjoy the view of the mountains all around.

Where to eat and what to see between Chambers, AZ and Sedona, AZ

  • Jack Rabbit Trading Post, 3386 U.S. Rt. 66, Joseph City, AZ 86032 A must stop for everyone driving the Route 66. The place technically is a convenience store where you can buy a plethora of souvenirs and memorabilia. But the cool parts are both the giant Jack the rabbit (yes you can seat on it) and the famous “HERE IT IS” sign. You can’t miss it.
  • Oak Creek Brewing, 2000-2198 Yavapai Dr Sedona, AZ 86336. There is no shortage of beers in Sedona. This brewery has nice beer flight options and a pretty cool beer garden.


Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: and abandoned gas station
Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: and abandoned gas station

Driving from Chambers to Sedona FAQ

How many miles are from Chambers to Sedona?

between Chambers and Sedona there are 165 miles.

How long does it take to drive from Chambers to Sedona?

It takes 2 hours and half to drive no stop from Chambers to Sedona. It took me about 5 hours due to some stops for pictures and food.

What’s the best thing about driving from Chambers to Sedona?

The landscape varies dramatically: you start driving through the desert and end driving in an almost alpine landscape.

What are the major attractions along the way in a road trip from Chambers to Sedona?

Sure thing it is Jack Rabbit Trading Post. An iconic sign that you can’t miss while driving on the route 66.

What type of car is best to drive from Chambers to Sedona?

A SUV midsize probably is a good choice. The temperatures might be pretty high and especially getting to Sedona, the road has lots on in and out turns. That said this route can be done with any car

Can you drive an electric car from Chambers to Sedona?

Yes you can. You just need a little bit of additional planning to find an EV charger. Before leaving for Sedona, make sure your EV is enough charged. You don’t wanna be stranded in the mountains around Sedona. Since there are no public EV charging stations ports in Chambers you’ll need to go either to the Petrified Forest center (25miles past Chambers) and in Holbrook (45 miles past Chambers):
– ChargePoint Charging Station, 1 Park Road, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028. Phone: (888) 758-4389
– La Quinta Inn & Suites – Holbrook, 2705 Navajo Boulevard, Holbrook, AZ, 86025. Phone: (888) 998-2546
– Tesla Supercharger, 2096 Navajo Blvd, Holbrook, AZ 86025.


Route 66 pictures: photos taken from Chambers to Sedona

Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: Trading post sign
Route 66: Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: Trading post sign

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: alpine landscape
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: an alpine landscape

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: alpine landscape
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: what a change from the desert!

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: alpine landscape
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: trees, trees everywhere

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: alpine landscape
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: more trees

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: motel
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: relaxing by the motel

Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: beer tasting in Sedona
Chambers AZ to Sedona AZ: beer tasting in Sedona

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