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Boynton Canyon Trail

PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Ranked #27 of 59 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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Delray Beach, Florida
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567 reviews 567 reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

Fortunately we had a special trip arraigned by Pink Jeep to Boynton Canyon. I understand it is a great trail and fairly easy compared to other trails in the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We loved this hike because we had it just about entirely to ourselves! It's an easy and very pleasant hike up to an area that's supposed to be one of the strongest vortex spots in the area. While we didn't feel much of a spiritual pull when we got there, the area was peaceful, beautiful, and a great place to... More

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Burton, Ohio
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

I was really confused as to what the vortex hike level was. So if any others share that confusion, here you go. The parking lot .3 miles on right before Enchantment Resort, (there are signs to Enchantment, but Boynton Canyon signs were confusing) requires a parking permit, has bathrooms and indicates bear activity. I had my bear spray so no... More

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Penn Valley, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is a great day hike, includeing the vortex side trip which takes you to the vortex between the Kachina Woman and the Warrior. This is a gorgeous hike if you can block the resort below from your mind and pictures. With soaring cliffs and beautiful forest, it is very picturesque. While there was no water in the creek, which... More

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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77 reviews 77 reviews
19 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you can get past the initial hike through the resort, this hike is definitely worth it. Truth is, Sedona is lovely but definitely built up over time. Don't miss this hike bcs of that. Great red rocks, canyon views. Def bring water. We were there in September and it was hot! A little cooler in the forest. Last part... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Nice, fairly short trail that gets a little steeper towards the pinnacle of the Vista Trail. Well worth the effort to take in the gorgeous views of the many unique red rocks, valley, canyons, and flowers. You really can feel the spiritual nature near the summit vortex, so peaceful, serene, and so in tune with the natural world.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This trail hikes through high end resort areas, which obviously ruins the scenery. Anyone who likes hiking in the wilderness, would find this hike annoying at the very least and an insult to the true outdoors.

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Austin, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The trail head was just a few minutes from our hotel and easy to find. You had the option of doing the the Canyon or the Vista we did the Canyon. The start of the hike was fairly easy, but a bit disappointing. You walked along a resort, and parking lot. However, as you get further down the trail you... More

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Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews 132 reviews
30 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The trail head is only a few miles out of Sedona and it's easy to find. There is a $5 fee (pay machine in the parking lot) but it's worth it. The trail splits to the Canyon and the Vista and we did both. It's fairly easy with a few scrambles up some loose stuff and there were many different... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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119 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This hike was good. A little over 5 miles roundtrip. Varied terrain. Nice area in the woods for shade. Bring water. The flowers along the trail were beautiful and the sights all along the way were spectacular. The first 1/2 mile was a little disappointing because you hike behind a resort but keep going, it gets way better.

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