Bell Rock

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Bell Rock

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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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Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts
Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
55 Sun Ridge Cir, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $99 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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Sedona Village Lodge
Sedona Village Lodge
2 out of 5
105 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ, 86351
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The price is $109 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
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Reviewed on May 16, 2022

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Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6246 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $149 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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4.3/5 Excellent! (1,009 reviews)
"The staff was very friendly and helpful. They resolved my issues quickly. All i had to do was send a text. Everything was in walking distance. Close to hikes as well"

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Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts
Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
55 Sun Ridge Cir, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $99 per night from Jun 1 to Jun 2
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Sedona Village Lodge
Sedona Village Lodge
2 out of 5
105 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $109 per night from Jun 16 to Jun 17
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Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
3.5 out of 5
6246 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $149 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Bell Rock Inn by Diamond Resorts
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock
4 out of 5
90 Ridge Trail Dr, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $309 per night from Jun 13 to Jun 14
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Red Agave Resort
Red Agave Resort
2.5 out of 5
120 Canyon Circle Dr, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $206 per night from Jun 5 to Jun 6
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Wildflower Inn at Bell Rock
Wildflower Inn at Bell Rock
2.5 out of 5
6086 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $170 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
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Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona
Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona
3.5 out of 5
40 Canyon Circle Dr, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $374 per night from May 30 to May 31
Canyon Villa Bed & Breakfast Inn of Sedona
The Penrose Bed and Breakfast
The Penrose Bed and Breakfast
3.5 out of 5
250 Red Butte Dr, Sedona, AZ, 86351
The price is $335 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 21
The Penrose Bed and Breakfast
Lonesome Dove Romantic Villa @ Adobe Village Inn
Lonesome Dove Romantic Villa @ Adobe Village Inn
Sedona, AZ
Lonesome Dove Romantic Villa @ Adobe Village Inn
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