Wet Beaver Creek and V-Bar-V Hike (near Sedona)

Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017 - 07:30
Leaders: 
Yvonne Joyner - yvonnejoyner@cox.net, 602-595-7868
Dan Rothman - dwrr12@gmail.com, 480-773-5197
Rating: 
B- LENGTH: 8 mi ELEV GAIN: 700 ft PACE: Medium

Meet at 7:30 am (depart 7:45) behind Denny’s, just west of I-17 on the south side of Bell Road.

We’ll follow the Bell Trail and explore Wet Beaver Creek, a real Arizona oasis, and the surrounding Wet Beaver Creek Wilderness Area. The Trail, lying above and to the west of the Creek, passes initially through beautiful desert landscape flanked by mountains on both sides, then slowly climbs through red cliffs along sometimes narrow ledges, and finally descends to the Creek at Bell Crossing. Here we’ll divert a short distance to the “Tongue of the Beaver,” a rock ledge that serves as a diving board (during the summer) for brave souls wishing to enjoy the beautiful pool below in a big way.

After we return to our cars, we’ll drive less than a mile to the V-Bar-V Heritage Site and explore one of the best rock art petroglyph sites in this part of Arizona.

No children or dogs please. Cost to non-members is $5. Guests and new members should contact the hike leader prior to the hike.