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An adventurous hike/rock scramble to a couple different ledges near the top with a nice view towards the north.


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1.6

Miles

2.7

KM

Out and Back

4,704' 1,434 m

High

4,341' 1,323 m

Low

368' 112 m

Up

369' 112 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Marking on rocks is considered graffiti and is illegal in Sedona.

Overview

A scramble up the most famous rock formation in Sedona.

Description

The beginning of the trail/climb starts off straightforward enough...follow the caged barrel cairns and signs. After a few minutes, you'll get on top of the base of Bell Rock. Follow the signs designating the direction of trail. There are also white arrows on certain areas of the rock to help guide you.

There are points along the way where you are climbing more than hiking and just remember to keep three points of contact (each foot and hand count as a point of contact) with the rock at all times, and you'll be fine. Brace yourself for stunning views from the top.

History & Background

The area surrounding Bell Rock was grazing land for early pioneers. You can find out more at Sedona Heritage Museum.

Contacts

Shared By:

Abe Ferraro

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Photos

View from near the bottom of Bell Rock.
Jul 8, 2016 near Village…, AZ
Looking north from Bell Rock.
Oct 27, 2023 near Village…, AZ
A cairn below Bell Rock.
Apr 13, 2021 near Village…, AZ
A view of Courthouse Butte
Jan 17, 2018 near Village…, AZ
Bell Rock hides under the snow in Arizona.
Mar 6, 2017 near Village…, AZ
On top of Bell Mountain!
Jan 17, 2018 near Village…, AZ

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