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Boynton Canyon Trail

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Address: PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone Number: 928-282-4119
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Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
Description: This popular hiking trail heads about three miles into a deep box canyon...
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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Beautiful hike, easy for families with young children

Since this was my first time through Sedona since having kids, I wanted to experience some of the beauty with them, so I looked for a hike that we could all do together. I found... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Since this was my first time through Sedona since having kids, I wanted to experience some of the beauty with them, so I looked for a hike that we could all do together. I found a great option: the Boynton Vista Trail at Boynton Canyon. The hike is about 1/2 each way (1 mile round-trip) without too much elevation, and... More 

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Boulder, CO
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68 reviews 68 reviews
11 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We arrived at the trailhead parking lot at about 9:45am and got a parking spot with no issues. (This is probably unusual - some people were probably scared off by the 6-8 inch snowfall the day before.) Because of the snow and our inadequate footwear, we did only the vista trail. It was well-marked and we found the two vortexes... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This trail takes you into breathtaking red rock vista's. Once on the Boynton canyon trail you will find the Vista Trail head, take this trail to the Kachina Woman, Warrior rock location. This is a beautiful area which is classified as a energy vortex location. Even if you don't believe in vortex's, the beauty of this location will bring peace... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This trail is part "walking trail" at the beginning, and then part "hike" at the end, included maneuvering over some rocks. The trail part had very pretty red sand underneath us and was nicely shaded but not too much to where it was cold. The top was nice. It was a decent view although the resort at the base of... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

The Boynton Canyon is by far the best scenery of them all. It is brilliant and especially as the sun is going down. Must go.

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Reston
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

the views at the beginning of the hike are awesome but the hike ends at canyon end with limited views. The hike is pretty level so it's a pretty easy hike. We did it in December when the weather was perfect. Not sure I'd do it in the summer as the first 2 thirds are in the sun with no... More 

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Laguna Woods, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A fairly level hike with great views of red rocks. Stop at Enchantment for a lunch or drink before or after and sit out on the deck for some great pic's.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a rather long trail, but beautiful and peaceful! Longer walk to the trailhead than we expected. Several choices of trails to take in this area.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We did this hike in early December, perfect weather as it was cool and sunny. yes, the first part of the hike is next to a resort but once you are past that annoyance, the hike is great. Canyon walls loam above and next to you as you stroll up the side of a dry creek. The end of the... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The hike is about 3 miles one way, with slight change in elevation change (900 ft). Bring descent tennis shoes or hiking boots, water and some snacks. The trail gets a little steep towards the end. But the view of the canyon walls is very pretty. You will get a good workout. And the big plus: your phone does not... More 

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