Puts the Awe in awesome! After parking, begin with the Bell Rock Pathway. This connects with Courthouse Butte Trail. Many thanks to the biker who told us (when looping clockwise), keep Courthouse Butte to your right shoulder. It was beautiful.

Great trail. Great views of many formations.

Great hike for my husband and myself. We got there at 8:30 AM before the heat and too many people were on the trails. The views were ever changing as we walked around Courthouse Butte. The distance was the right amount to travel. Water and a sandwich was very helpful.

Great trail! Less traveled by others. Flat most of the way with a few little step up over the rocks spots. Beautiful views all arounds, lots of different flowers, and varieties of birds. Really enjoyed this trail. Make sure to watch the trail heads. Easy to turn the wrong way at several points at the dried creek beds. Would do this again in a minute!

We loved this hike. Saw a few more people on this hike (than yesterday at Cockscomb), but was still surprised there weren't more people on the trail.
Gorgeous views as you hike around the loop. Easy to follow the path and the stone pylons marking the trail.
We started at 730am and we're finished by 915am. According to the app, we did 4.4 miles in 1:19 (moving time). Stopped for photos along the way and water time for Bella the boxer.
LEVEL: I would give this a 4 out of 10 (10 being the hardest). It's not too tough, but lots of small ups and downs over rocks and stones. I only twisted my ankle twice on this one. I guess that would be a 2 on the ankle scale.
Would do this hike again in a heartbeat.
(Parking lot has machine for pass.)

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