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Review of Bell Rock

Bell Rock
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USD 529.00*
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3-Day Tour: Sedona, Monument Valley and Antelope...
Ranked #7 of 178 things to do in Sedona
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Many trails but we did the circle around the bell and courthouse. Simply beautiful. 4.5 miles took only 2 hours for overweight geezers. Little elevation to worry about, just heat. Best to go before 10 am and avoid cooking. Both parking lots work and both are too small. It's not like there is no land available! Come on Arizona.

Thank Eric A
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Moderately difficult hike. Parking requires USFS pass purchased in the parking lot. Parking seems exceedingly limited for number of people trying to visit.

Follow the marked trail up to a section between the two highest peaks. Recommend water. Trail head has very limited restroom facilities.

Thank Materc17
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This can be a very easy hike if you follow the main trail. You can opt to make it a challenging hike by following a less marked trail around the back of the mountain. Views are fantastic.

Thank Roxanne D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This was a great vortex site to do some bouldering/hiking. We decided to try to go straight up the middle near the top, which is not for the faint of heart. Bring good hiking shoes for the more vertical hikes.

Thank Sonia W
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Bell Rock is a stunning geological formation along the Red Rock Scenic Byway (SR 179) that is one of those things that makes Sedona so special. Bell Rock Pathway is the best way to see Bell Rock and the surrounding scenery. The parking lot for the pathway is just past the Village of Oak Creek on the right hand side. Be aware that parking is limited and the shopping centers in Oak Creek do not want hikers using their parking lots for pathway parking.

It is very easy to fund the entrance to the pathway - the entrance is clearly marked. The pathway itself is a fairly easy 3.5 mile dirt trail. The views get more and more amazing as you go on. Take plenty of water and sunscreen, dress appropriately and listen for bikes coming in both directions. It was in the 70's the day we were there but it felt hotter - it wouldn't take long for sunburn to set in without protection.

There is plenty of food and supplies in the nearby Village of Oak Park and you will find amazing espresso and coffee at Oak Creek Espresso.

The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a quick drive from the Bell Rock Pathway trailhead and it is quite easy to see both plus Tlaqupaque or Uptown Sedona in one day.

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