Liberty Bell Arch

MODERATE 26 reviews

Liberty Bell Arch is a 5.3 mile out and back trail located near Willow Beach, Arizona. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1145 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

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1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

great trail did it today make sure you hike all the way to the end a great view of the colo river

2 months ago

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Beautiful hike in and out. Fantastic scenery. We did this trail then walked the White Canyon and connected to the Hot Springs trail. Unless you are in good shape I would not recommend doing this, the last 3 miles of the Hot Springs trail is mostly uphill. If you want to do all three do the Hot Springs first

3 months ago

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3 months ago

This is a very nice desert hike. From the riverbed canyon to the views of the surrounding mountains and the Arch, there are sights aplenty. Go early in the day. There is no shade while on this trail. Use caution. Take more water than you think that you need. Plan ahead and enjoy this hike.

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3 months ago

Awesome views. Be sure to go beyond arch for spectacular view of the river!

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3 months ago

Great hike, it was a lot harder climbing up the trail then I was prepared for so I only made it about half way. Be prepared to climb over river bed size rocks.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Beautiful and amazing hike.

4 months ago

Great hike with interesting geology, mining history and an awesome view above the Colorado River.

4 months ago

Pretty view, but alot farther out than the signage indicates!

4 months ago

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5 months ago

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7 months ago

This was a great hike. Couple of climbs to get your heart rate going but overall pretty easy hike. Make sure to keep taking the trail up the hill to the left after the bell because there is a beautiful view of the Colorado River that is well worth it.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Access closed for construction. Check before going :(

Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Monday, March 09, 2015

This is a wonderful hike, as long as you start on the correct path! We ended up doing almost 4 hours of walking due to markings on the trail. The marked poles are great at first, but disappear after the first ones.

Be sure to head straight down into the wash. We had followed the trail markings from the start, but shortly after beginning, we saw a huge rock-arrow off to the left and thought THAT was the main trail----it is NOT!! I believe it leads to the Hot Springs trail (or another trail). We walked almost 20 minutes before we realized it was not the trail we wanted (also finally looked at our GPS to check the location - - we were way off!).

As long as you go straight down the wash area, you will see the rock markings on your left (after about a mile) which leads uphill. There is no big arrow any more, but plenty of rock piles to let you know the spot. If you stay in the wash at that time, you will head towards the river.

After that, the trail was easy to follow. The views are awesome, the cacti were blooming, and the arch is beautiful to see. Continue another 20 minutes or so after going around to the backside of it, then uphill some more, and you will be rewarded by the scenic view at the Colorado River overlook.

Take at least one extra bottle of water than you think you'd need - - we had just enough to cover the walk (it was about 75 degrees in early March) but could have used the additional bottle. Watch out for the loose gravel/rocks on the trails as we did a lot of sliding on the uphill and downhill parts.

Overall, well worth the hike!