Two adults, three teenagers. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect, sunny and warm, but not too hot. We found something for everyone here at Bell Rock. The teens climbed the trail right on Bell Rock, going beyond the end of the trail, and almost to the ‘summit’ of the Rock. The adults were less adventurous, and did the 4ish mile Bell Rock/Courthouse Butte loop trail. Eventually, the teens did that trail as well.
The loop trail offered a wide variety of ever changing landscapes, all with the stunning red rocks as a backdrop. We saw many different local wildflower species, as well as a variety of birds and small reptiles.
The trail was busy, but never felt crowded. The busiest spot was at the trailhead. Along the hike met several other hiking couples, and had a few longish, friendly chats. It felt like a very welcoming place to be.
The trail could have been marked a bit better, and signposts with distances on them would have been helpful. Also, you'll need a parking pass for the lot. There is a kiosk onsite where you can buy one, or use one of the in person locations throughout the area to get one ahead. We got us on the 89AS at the Walunt Creek Overlook on our drive down from Flagstaff
All things considered, this was an excellent activity for a family, where members were able to participate collectively, and also at their own pace. I would be happy to return to Bell Rock someday!
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