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Boynton Canyon Trail

PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Ranked #26 of 57 Attractions in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hiking Trails, Canyons
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This popular hiking trail heads about three miles into a deep box canyon and includes ancient Sinaguan Indian ruins along the way.
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Montreal, Canada
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99 reviews 99 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The whole trail is quite long, especially on a 90° day, although we broke it up with a picnic lunch. If you enjoy hiking, it's worth it for the hike, but most of the trail has no view. The best part of the trail is the very beginning, where you can climb up to the top of Boynton vista. That... More

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Long Island, New York
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This five mile hike takes you through the different faunas of the area. From arid dessert to fir and pine trees. A stunningly beautiful hike offers views of the red rocks and gorgeous foliage. Take plenty of water. A wonderful hike that should be included while in Sedona.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wow! We chose this as our first hike and loved it. True, many locals despair over the fact that the first mile is within eyesight of the Enchantment Resort hotel,and the first part of the trail is in open red rocks (and hot in August) but as your get deeper into the forest it gets cooler, the sounds of ancient... More

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a relatively long, scenic hike into the back of a canyon. The end offers excellent views, especially if you venture beyond the trail's end. We met lots of friendly hikers there and shared our experiences and advice for Sedona. Part of it is shaded and forested, but other parts are very exposed. Bring PLENTY of water if you... More

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New York City
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

maybe it was late, as we had hiked a few trails earlier, but this hike is a TOUGH ONE. We made it to see the Kachina vortex, and heard flute music wafting on the warm air, and noticed a man sitting on a smaller butte playing a flute! How he got there i have no idea. The trail starts out... More

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Damascus, Maryland
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This trail goes into the canyon, and for the bulk of it is fairly flat. At the far end, there's a quick uphill climb, and if you go past the sign there's a hundred feet or so of additional uphill with some great views. Near the parking lot is a half-mile hike up to the "vista" where the vortex is.... More

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Bartlesville, OK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed this hike once we got away from the resort at the beginning. The trail wraps around the back of the resort and you hear all sorts of noise. Once you get past that (approx. a mile in) things begin to quiet down and then you can enjoy the sights. Really nice rock views and there weren't many... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Being "of a certain age" hikers, we hiked a good part of this trail and the Boynton Vista Trail, as well. The bright sun, blue sky and puffy white clouds added to the beauty. The strong pull of the vortices was amazing! Having just lost my father, much of the grief was dispatched when I felt Dad was at peace.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We were staying at Enchantment so this trail was handy. It was also an easy trail so for those who want to be outside, close to those gorgeous red rocks and don't want to be challenged this is a nice choice. I believe this trail is 5 miles (so please note my visit time is all I'd recommend spending not... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

BC offers some scenic rock viewing as well as some disappointing views of a local resort tucked away in the red rock canyon plus fencing dividing public and private land. This hike can be somewhat strenuous and it is definitely subject to being hot in the summer months.

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