Bell Rock (Arizona)

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Bell Rock
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Elevation 4,919 ft (1,499 m) NGVD 29[1]
Bell Rock is located in Arizona
Bell Rock
Bell Rock
Arizona, U.S.
Location Yavapai, Arizona, U.S.
Coordinates 34°48′01″N 111°45′53″W / 34.8002966°N 111.7645987°W / 34.8002966; -111.7645987Coordinates: 34°48′01″N 111°45′53″W / 34.8002966°N 111.7645987°W / 34.8002966; -111.7645987[2]
Topo map USGS Sedona

Bell Rock is a popular tourist attraction just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, south of Sedona in Yavapai County. Its summit elevation is 4,919 feet (1,499 m), It is just west of Courthouse Butte.

Geologically, Bell Rock is a butte, composed of horizontally bedded sedimentary rock of the Permian Supai Formation.[3][4]

Some New Age writers consider Bell Rock to be a portal into the Earth or a gateway to other dimensions.[5]

Bell Rock (at left), with Courthouse Butte to its right.


  1. ^ "Bell Rock". Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  2. ^ "Bell Rock". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2014-02-02. 
  3. ^ Weir, G.W.; Ulrich, G.E.; Nealey, L.D. (1989). Geologic map of the Sedona 30' X 60' quadrangle, Yavapai and Coconino Counties, Arizona. 
  4. ^ DeForest, Lisa (2006). "Bell Rock, A Sedona landmark". 
  5. ^ Treat, Wesley (2007). Weird Arizona: Your Travel Guide to Arizona's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. New York, NY.: Sterling Pub. Co. ISBN 9781402739385. 

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