Bell Rock (Arizona)

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Bell Rock
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Highest point
Elevation4,919 ft (1,499 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence479 ft (146 m) [1]
Coordinates34°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]
Bell Rock is located in Arizona
Bell Rock
Bell Rock
LocationYavapai, Arizona, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Sedona

Bell Rock is a popular landmark and tourist attraction just north of the Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, south of Sedona in Yavapai County. With an elevation at its summit of 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]

People claim that Bell Rock is a "vortex" (a place with a high concentration of spiritual energy), making it a popular tourist destination and place of meditation.[5]

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


  1. ^ a b "Bell Rock, Arizona". 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. ^ "Bell Rock Vortex". National Geographic. Retrieved 15 March 2019.

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