Bell Rock Loop is a hiking trail in Coconino County and Yavapai County, Arizona. It is within Coconino National Forest and Munds Mountain Wilderness Area. It is 0.4 miles long and begins at 4,463 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 225 feet.
Bell Rock Loop Professional Reviews and Guides
"This hike circumnavigates two of the most famous rock formations around Sedona. Going counterclockwise, it uses Courthouse Butte Loop Trail to circumnavigate that rock formation, passing in and out of the Munds Mountain Wilderness in the process. A series of short trail connections leads to Bell Rock, one of the signature rock formations of Sedona. The wide, easy Bell Rock Pathway leads back to the trailhead."
--Tony Padegimas, Five-Star Trails: Flagstaff and Sedona (Menasha Ridge Press).
"Bell Rock is considered one of Sedona's spiritual vortex centers. Many believes the rock energizes and calms those upon its slopes. This bell shaped landmark rises 550 feet and is located at the northern edge of the Village of Oak Creek. Due to its close proximity to the highway, the Bell Rock hike is not a backcountry experience. It is a leisurely, stairstep climb up and a round a dynamic rock sculpture, classified by geologists as a butte. Whatever elevation you climb to, the views of the surrounding rock formations are predominant. To the east of Bell Rock is Courthouse Butte, an enormous and stately red rock monolith."
--Robert Stone, Day Hikes in Sedona, Arizona (Day Hike Books).
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