Bell Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rimrock, AZ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Flagstaff: Drive 40 miles south on Interstate 17. Leave the interstate at the AZ 179 interchange. Turn east under the highway and drive about 1.5 miles east to the Beaver Creek Ranger Station turnoff. Turn north about a quarter mile to the parking lot and trailhead.
This is my new favorite trail! It is a pretty easy trail for the first two miles- did some trail running along the first 2 miles, although it is pretty rocky in places. After the first 2 miles, the trail gets really beautiful! You look off the edge to the creek and see tons of desert plants and red rock. There are spots where you climb, so it's a good combo of easy and moderate. I only did about 3 miles in and had to turn around due to rain, but I can't wait to go back and finish!
This is by far one of my favorite hikes. It's absolutely beautiful the entire way down to the water. The scenery was absolutely mind blowing.The cliff jumping at the end was a good reward for the four mile hike to Beaver Creek. Definitely bring plenty of water because there is very little cover on the trail. Also recommended that you pack a lunch or some snacks of some kind.
This trail was super dope! Accurately described, that it is easy most of the way with just a short, slightly uphill rise at the end! The water is well worth it tho, so clear & refreshing! However, it was 109 degrees when we did the hike. The sun was brutal. Definitely go prepared! Tons of water, big hats, sunscreen, snacks, all that. I am 14 weeks pregnant and unfortunately would not recommend this hike if you are as well. It was just too hot and difficult to keep my body temp under control during the exposed portion of the trail. Definitely kill it tho during the cooler time of year!
The hike was pretty great! We got lost going to our original hike. We ended up finding this trail and started around 2pm when it was pretty hot! We got to the pond around 3:15 after about 3 1/2 miles in. The trail is very exposed , bring lots of water! A towel, and some snacks. It's pretty easy for the majority of the way, there's about a 20 minute stint towards the end before you get to the water where it's slight uphill
Decent scenery, swimming and cliff jumping at Beaver Creek is a must!
Wonderful trail, but very exposed. I suggest a big hat, lots of water, sunscreen and a snack. The cliffs and canyon formations are beautiful. The pool at the end was shady, clear and refreshing. Highly recommend!
Awesome hike with a great swimming hole at the turn around point. Canyon views are fantastic as well.
Straight, easy trail. Decent scenery. The creek next to the trail made it worth the hike. While you can only hear the creek while you hike, there are a couple paths that lead down to the creek. The creek is very peaceful and offers very nice views.
Scenic and wonderful. My phone worked but no texts could get out. It was a great break from the city; I couldn't wait to see what was next!
To avoid any confusion when you look at the map it's Bell trail that you will be hiking. Google maps started me in the overflow parking which means you hike through a saddle that connects with Bell trail. If you wander down the Weir offshoot and try and push on from there you will end up bushwhacking and Boulder hopping. Who doesn't love to have a waterfall or swimming hole at the end of your hike
Easy and scenic hike. Completed with 4 kids ages 4-13. A little long for the youngest. But the Weir trail to the creek was well worth it
Great hike, would hike this one again!
Pretty good hike, cliff jumping and swimming spots at the destination. Cold cold cold water! Feels pretty good after a hot day hike on this trail! Bring snacks and lots of water.
A fantastic trail that people of all ages can enjoy! We took the whole family - ages 11 through 46. The trail is fairly flat for for the first 2 miles. There is a small uphill section after that. In total, my GPS showed 3.57 miles to reach the swimming hole. So, that's makes it 7.04 miles round-trip. Make sure to bring plenty of water and lots of sunscreen. There is a very limited amount of shade on the hike. It is mostly just a a flat wide trail through the canyon. Wonderful red rocks to see!
Busy trail, middle of summer, easy and scenic