Bell Trail

MODERATE 103 reviews
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Bell Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rimrock, Arizona 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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
744 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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19 days ago

Long hike in...fantastic water hole...long hike out...but well worth it!!

22 days ago

Not a lot of shade. But worth it when you get to Wet Beaver Creek!

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29 days ago

The beginning few miles seems boring, but well worth it as your start climbing through the red rocks. Vistas are incredible and it all ends at a pool. Can't be beat for something 1.5hr away from Downtown Phoenix.

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I echo all of the comments about the trail quality - the last 1.25 miles are pretty interesting. When you are just about at the crack there is a Y in the trail. The right path goes down to the water and I believe the rest of the trail. If you're looking for seclusion and shade this is the place for you. The left trail brings you to the crack very shortly. What a blast! Rock ledges ranging from about 8 feet to 30+ feet, with water depth of 8 feet or more. We went in late May and the water was running well - not sure how it runs in late summer. All in all a pleasant hike with a great break in the middle. I rated it 5 stars because of the crack - the hike is maybe 3 to 4 stars.

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1 month ago

Bell Trail is a great trail go on if you're looking for both a good hike and a refreshing swim. The first portion of the trail is 2.2 miles on a flat, dirt path, making it pretty boring. However, when you get past that first part, the trail takes you up the mountain through beautiful red rock - the best part of the hike by far. Bell Trail leads to "The Crack", a popular swimming hole with ledges to jump off of. You have to turn left at the end of the trail and hike through a rocky area to get to it. This area makes the monotonous parts of the hike worth it! Overall, this is a great trail to go on if you're in the area exploring for a few days! Just be sure to bring a lot of water and a TON of sunscreen!!

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