Bell Trail near Rimrock leads to a popular swimming hole known as The Crack, just past where the trail crosses the creek.
Staying on a sunny bench above Wet Beaver Creek, the trail skirts the base of desert hills. Several well-used social paths branch off and lead to the stream at prime pools and smooth rock mini-beaches. Pick one and stroll down into the inviting shade of sycamores and cottonwoods draping the water. Length: 6.6 miles round trip to Bell Crossing.
Where: From Phoenix, take 1-17 north to Sedona (Exit 298) and turn right on Forest Road 618. Go 1.5 miles to the old Beaver Creek Ranger Station, turn left and continue to the trailhead parking lot.
Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 1 of 5
Distance Round Trip 7 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,800 feet
Elevation Gain 340 feet
Accumulated Gain 520 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4 hours
Google Coordinates 34.674769, -111.659706
We will meet between 7:30 to 7:55 AM at the Home Depot parking lot at 35050 N North Valley Pky, Phoenix, AZ 85086 and then leave at 8:00 AM Sharp
On the way back we will stop at a local establishment for cocktails and a meal before returning to Phoenix around 5 PM.
There is no fee for this event but please register on the Desert Adventures website.