Bell Rock is one of Sedona’s most recognizable landmarks. Located just off AZ 179 as part of the Coconino National Forest, you will see the bell-shaped red rock rising up on the east side of the road in the Village Oak Creek. The parking lot pull off is located at mile marker 309.8. To park, you need a Red Rock Pass. No worries, you can pick up weekly and daily passes at the kiosk in the parking lot. (Check out the Red Rock Pass entry for more details.)
At Bell Rock, a short path will take you from the lot and up onto the rocks. You can wander up the sides of Bell Rock; it’s bigger than it looks.
The Bell Rock Pathway is a easy to moderate hike 3.5 mile hike that takes about 2.5 hours to complete. You’ll find some rocky spots and the occasional steep hill. Hikers and bikers are welcome along the trail that runs parallel to AZ 179.
You’ll also see nearby Courthouse Butte and Cathedral Rock across AZ 179. Bell Rock is in one of Sedona’s four vortex sites (areas considered to have a high concentration of spiritual and metaphysical energy).