Wet Beaver Canyon
The Canyon
Rank: #19 Canyon Depth: 1,050 ft.
Rim Elevation: 5,100 ft. Stream Elevation: 4,050 ft.
Vegetation: Pinyon-juniper and grasslands on canyon sides. Riparian trees on canyon floor. Frequently Seen Animals: deer, birds.
Hiking Season: Spring to fall.  
The Trail
Name: Bell Trail #13 Difficulty: Easy except for the long distance.
Length of Hike (r/t): 22 miles Trail Elevation Change: 225 ft.
Trail Low Point: 3,875 ft.  Trail High Point: 4,100 ft.
Water: Perennial (nonpotable)  
Tips: For the most part, the trail follows a route along a bench well above the streambed. A number of side trails, however, lead down to the waterside and indicate the location of good swimming holes or popular fishing spots. 
Guidelines
Hiking Permit Needed: None Maximum Group Size: 
Dogs Permitted: Yes, leashed Horses Permitted: Yes
Cross-country Skiing Permitted: Yes Mountain Bikes Permitted: No
Swimming: Yes.  
Safety Tips: Bring wading shoes for stream crossings. Do not dive or jump off cliffs.
The Drive
General Location: Just north of the Verde Valley. Trailhead Accessible to Low-Clearance Vehicles: Yes
Nearest Town: Camp Verde/Rimrock.  
Directions: Exit I-17 at the AZ 179 exit and turn east under the freeway and drive about 1.5 miles east to the Beaver Creek Ranger Station turnoff. Turn north about a quarter mile to the parking lot and trailhead. 
More Information
U.S.G.S. Quad Name(s): Casner Butte, Apache Maid Office of Tourism Region: Central Territory
County: Yavapai Managing Agency: Red Rock Ranger District, P.O. Box 300, Sedona AZ 86339, (928) 282-4119
Web Sites:
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/bell-tr.shtml
http://www.fs.fed.us/r3/coconino/recreation/red_rock/wet-beaver-creek.boat.shtml


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