Location: Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ
Distance: 1 mile
Dog Friendly?: Yes, on a leash
Permits & Fees: Many hikes in Sedona require a Red Rock’s Pass. These passes can be purchased via this website or by using a credit card at various trailheads. It’s $5 for a day pass, $15 for a 7-day pass, or $20 for a year pass:
Driving Directions to Trailhead: Click HERE for directions. Please note that this lot fills up fast, so I highly suggest getting there early. Utilizing the Sedona Shuttle is also a great option!
NOTE: Many of the trails require that you take the shuttle, including Cathedral Rock and Soldier Pass Trails. Information on the Sedona Shuttle can be found here.
During the summer, the shuttle runs Thursday – Sunday from 7AM – 5:30PM.
Preparation: Water and sunscreen! Be prepared to do some climbing.
AllTrails Map – CLICK HERE
After taking the shuttle, or parking at the parking lot, locate the trailhead sign:
Take the short path up to the base of Bell Rock. From here it is 100% up to you which way you would like to climb. We took a trail that led us to the left of Bell Rock. We were able to get a great view of Courthouse Butte:
After taking some time to soak up the views, make your way back down Bell Rock to the base of the trail and take the same trail back to the parking lot.
This was our first hike in Sedona and was a great way to get acclimated to the climate and the incredible views of Sedona!