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Bell Rock, Sedona

4.8
#2 of 44 in Parks in Sedona
Must see · Geologic Formation · Nature / Park
Considered a portal to another dimension by some New Age writers, Bell Rock often attracts photographers. It's distinctive for its small, cone-shaped upper butte and wide base. Consider a hike along the 5.8 km (3.6 mi) trail called the Bell Rock Pathway. This ends at a vista overlooking the butte, where you'll also find refreshments, toilets, and a shaded area. Use our Sedona trip planner to visit Bell Rock on your trip to Sedona, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • We had an eclectic group of friends from the ‘I’m just going to sit back and drink my cooler of beers’ to the adventurous type like myself and the hiking novices. This was a great spot for us overall....  more »
  • Bell Rock is beautiful. It’s a must see! The whole area surrounding it is beautiful! Take one of the surrounding trails!  more »
  • We stopped here for a little hike and made it almost to the tippy top but it was starting to drizzle and we didn’t want to slip on the rocks. Totally different hiking here vs hiking in places like...  more »
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  • Neat trails, cool views. A little tough to navigate your first time.
  • In the village of oak creek on 179, parking lot and restrooms. Easy to follow hike for the whole family. Follow the trail around the Butte to the opposite side of the parking lot and there is a trail to hike to the top of the vortex, let me know what you think??? My experience was wonderful.
  • Cool rock formation to hike around or climb up. It's also a popular spot for trail running.
  • Great hike for all ages. Parking is difficult during busy times. Wear good shoes and bring water.
  • Our hotel (Wildflower Inn at Bell Rock) was just a few minutes from Bell Rock, so we were able to get out there literally as soon as we finished checking in and getting settled at our hotel. Please note that you DO need a Red Rock Pass to park here, but you can buy one on site from the little kiosk. (You can buy a day pass or week pass, which I recommend.) You can park either in the Bell Rock lot or the Courthouse Vista lot to access Bell Rock. I would recommend parking in the Bell Rock lot and using the Bell Rock trailhead, because you'll have a nice trail to walk up that's more scenic than when you come from the Courthouse side. You'll get the effect of seeing it from a distance and continually getting closer, which is really impressive. Bell Rock is pretty easily climbed (up to a point) so I suggest wearing hiking boots. There are some nice flat ledges that lend themselves to taking in sweeping views and being able to just lay out in the sun. All of Bell Rock is a vortex site, so the energy here is undeniable. I left feeling fantastic all of the times we visited on our trip, which made me purposely fit in extra visits in our busy schedule! We ran out of time before we were able to actually walk the full trails that will take you all the way around Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte, but honestly I enjoyed spending time hiking up and around Bell Rock more! It's a fantastic site. It wasn't very busy when we visited in the late afternoon, but just like every single thing in Sedona...parking is at a premium if you're not there early. This is also open for doing night walks, if you've got flashlights!

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