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Bell Canyon Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (4)

A dramatic trail following sculpted canyon walls.


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.0

KM

Point to Point

5,309' 1,618 m

High

5,020' 1,530 m

Low

326' 99 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

For about 2.5 miles, you'll hike through Bell Canyon. There is only one way to go once you're in the canyon, and you really can't get lost since there will be walls, sometimes hundreds of feet high on either side of you. As you make your way through Bell Canyon, you'll encounter some short rock scrambles up, nothing too high, at most 10-15 ft. at the highest. Take your time as you wind your way through the beautiful, sculpted sandstone walls. Carved over millennia by wind and water, these features are fairly unique to the area. Enjoy!

Little kids and older adults will do fine. Dogs will need assistance. Stagnant pools of cold brown water may be present in a few spots, but it is mainly a dry canyon.

This trail is generally connected with the Little Wildhorse Canyon Trail to create a loop hike, and the journey is quite popular. You'll most likely meet others on the trail, so please be courteous to your fellow trail users. Because the canyon is dry, you'll want to bring plenty of water for the trip.

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Climbing Around with improvements by F Felix

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#391

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Photos

Narrow slickrock section of Bell's Canyon.
Nov 25, 2020 near Ferron, UT
Narrows of Bell Canyon
Jan 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT
Kayenta Sandstone underneath the Navajo Sandstone
Jan 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT
This Navajo Sandstone formation almost looks like a foot with toes
Jan 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT
As you exit the San Rafael Reef, Bell Canyon hugs the sandstone domes
Jan 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT
Bell Canyon and its Navajo Sandstone domes
Jan 27, 2019 near Ferron, UT

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