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Boynton Canyon Trail

PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Ranked #26 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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Penn Valley, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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76 reviews 76 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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Montreal, Canada
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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