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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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3.5 out of 5
6246 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ
The price is $59 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

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Wildflower Inn at Bellrock
2.5 out of 5
6086 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ
The price is $80 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Situated in the mountains, 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 ...

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105 Bell Rock Plaza, Sedona, AZ
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The price is $69 per night from Jan 25 to Jan 26

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 and Chapel of the Holy Cross are ...

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