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Bell Rock

Embark on a short walk or a longer hike to see the horizontal bands of sandstone in this landmark butte and its breathtaking Verde Valley surroundings.

Bell Rock is a stunning tapered sandstone formation that towers into the sky from the Red Rock Country near Sedona. Explore this geological wonder and alleged “vortex” site to find out why many visitors claim to feel a special burst of energy when they walk amid this magnificent canyon landscape. It’s easy to see why when you’re faced with the immense presence of Bell Rock and its surrounding formations, Courthouse Butte and Spaceship Rock.

The trails around Bell Rock begin at a magnificent lookout directly to the south of the rock formation. From here, you can wander along the well-marked Bell Rock Trail to the northern face of the rock. Embark on a short climb partway up the formation, where you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the surrounding valley and the sunset hues of the canyon.

Alternatively, you can join the 5-mile (8 kilometer) loop track that leads through magnificent sandy grasslands. Spot small wildflowers soaking up the sun and keep watch for the paw prints of coyotes and foxes. You might also see jackrabbits and lizards. Tiny hummingbirds flit through the treetops. Gaze out into the open sky and you might see hawks or eagles circling above.

Following the loop trail counter-clockwise, you’ll approach Courthouse Butte on your left and the intriguingly shaped Spaceship Rock on your right. The loop track will bring you back to the Bell Rock Trail and finally to the vista at the trailhead.

Bell Rock is situated nearby the Village of Oak Creek, 6.1 miles (9.8 kilometers) south of Sedona. The trails are flat, except for the final climb partway up Bell Rock itself. A car pass is required for Red Rock Country if you want to park and explore the trails. Apart from the pass, this area is free to visit year-round. It is recommended you embark on the hike between fall and spring to avoid the hottest part of the year. Some areas of the hike have little shelter from the sun, so bring sun protection and plenty of water for your walk.


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Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts £70
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts

Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts

6246 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Bell Rock and 1.5 mi (2.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 mi (10 km).

    Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock £175
    Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

    Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock

    90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in the mountains, this spa hotel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Sedona Golf Resort and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Bell Rock. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 miles (10 km).

      Red Agave Resort £130
      Red Agave Resort

      Red Agave Resort

      120 Canyon Circle Dr, Sedona, AZ
         
        2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated in the mountains, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bell Rock and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 mi (10 km).

        Wildflower Inn at Bellrock £72
        Wildflower Inn at Bellrock

        Wildflower Inn at Bellrock

        6086 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
           
          2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Sedona, this motel is 1 mi (1.7 km) from Bell Rock and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Chapel of the Holy Cross and Cathedral Rock are also within 6 miles (10 km).

          Adobe Village Inn £117
          Adobe Village Inn

          Adobe Village Inn

          150 Canyon Circle Dr, Sedona, AZ
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in a rural location, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Bell Rock and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 miles (10 km).

            Sedona Village Lodge £64
            Sedona Village Lodge

            Sedona Village Lodge

            105 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ
               
              2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in Sedona, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Bell Rock and 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Cathedral Rock is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) away.

              Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona
              Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona

              Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona

              40 Canyon Circle Dr, Sedona, AZ
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in the mountains, this romantic bed & breakfast is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Bell Rock and 1.6 mi (2.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 miles (10 km).

                Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts £85
                Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts

                Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts

                55 Sun Ridge Cir, Sedona, AZ
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated in the mountains, this resort is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Sedona Golf Resort and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Bell Rock. Cathedral Rock and Chapel of the Holy Cross are also within 6 miles (10 km).