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Bell Rock Pathway / Vista, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Sedona > Sedona SE
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Difficulty 1 of 5
Distance One Way 3.51 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,270 feet
Elevation Gain -124 feet
Accumulated Gain 232 feet
Avg Time One Way 1 - 3 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 4.28
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Preferred   Mar, Nov, Feb, Apr
Sun  7:00am - 5:23pm
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Likely In-Season!
The Bell Rock Pathway is a 3.6 mile trail. Along this pathway you'll enjoy fantastic views of Bell Rock, Courthouse Butte, and other landmarks. Most of the pathway has a wide, hard surface, but there are some steep hills too. Some places around Bell Rock are rocky and rough.

The Bell Rock Vista has accessible restrooms (vault-type toilets), paved parking and covered kiosks.

Horses are prohibited on Bell Rock Pathway. The Pathway passes very close to Munds Mountain Wilderness. Please keep Wilderness "wild" for future visitors, leave no evidence of your visit. Cyclists please control your speed at all times and be prepared to stop quickly. Expect to find someone on the trail around every corner. Remember, it is the cyclist's responsibility to yield to all other trail users. Please stay on the trail to help protect fragile soils and plants, and preserve the area's natural splendor. There is a popular observation area on the west side of Bell Rock - not accessable from the highway.

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One-Way Notice
This hike is listed as One-Way.

When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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Map Drive

To hike
From the junction of Routes 89A and 179 in Sedona, take 179 south 3.6 miles to a paved turnout and trailhead parking on the left (east) at milepost 309.8, .2 miles south of the entrance to the United Methodist Church for the northern trailhead.

For the southern trailhead, from the South Gateway Visitor Center, go 1 mile north to Bell Rock parking area on your right.
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