Bells Canyon Creek is one of four streams that drain off Lone Peak. Bells Canyon is one of the steepest drainages in the Wasatch Front. Given the relatively short length of the stream, the water plummets quickly, and there are several falls and cascades along the stream course. There are also two reservoirs in the drainage, one high in the drainage and the other at the mouth of the canyon.
Sometimes, the stream is called North Fork of Dry Creek, and part of its water works its way into Dimple Dell.