Bell Rock is among the many towering mountains and vistas of Red Rock State Park. It's a 3.6 mile hike from the parking lot of Bell Rock Pathway. There are amazing views of the burnt umber colored mountains and forest green trees below. Most of the pathway has a wide, hard surface, but it's a steeper climb up to the top, so be sure to wear shoes with good grip. There are amazing panoramic views of the prominent red rock formations like Courthouse Butte as you ascent. We climbed up to the top, and meditated for 10 minutes. It was completely silent with a slight breeze, and felt really energizing.
Trailhead location: Bell Rock Pathway
Loop Trail Hike: Out and back 3.6 miles
A look back at all my favorite experiences of 2018.
Sedona is full of mystic and has a strong spiritual essence. We had the wonderful opportunity to led through Boyton Canyon by a friend of a friend who is a guide for Native American sites all throughout Sedona.
The Chai Spot in Sedona is a tranquil place to sip chai. It has a peaceful boho vibe with floor cushions and colorful pillows in an outdoor space.
Riding ATVs or buggy's through the Sedona wilderness is exhilarating. The first trail led us to Palatki, site of Indian ruins and pictographs etched into the red rock walls. We moved along to Boynton Pass, where we zoomed through the colorful canyons, red rock pinnacles, and high mountains.
Amazingly, there is a gorgeous 3 mile loop right next to Sedona’s airport. During this hike you can see the Red Rocks from the north, opposite the view from Bell Rock. As the sun set it blanketed the mountains in soft light and the cactus needles radiantly glowed.
Our visit to Sedona was a much needed escape from the big bad city and into such a beautiful and calming environment. We explored and meditated, rode ATVs and attended a shaman breathworks ceremony. It was an eye opening experience in a magical and mystical city filled with red rocks.