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Boynton Canyon Trail

Address: PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
Phone Number: 928-282-4119
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Ranked #18 of 37 Attractions in Sedona
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Canyons, Hiking Trails, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Viewing wildlife
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Owner 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Nothing beats riding in such beautiful surroundings when somewhere off the distance someone is playing flute music. Super cool and out of the ordinary.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

This is one of the two premier canyon hikes in this area north of West Sedona, the other being Fay Canyon, particularly nice for its arch located about a mile up the trail (but if you do take the Fay Canyon trail specifically to see that arch, get some advice about how to make sure you spot it, since the... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

I went here on a weekday and parking was no problem. There is a bathroom at the trailhead too. As others have mentioned you will be hiking alongside a resort for awhile. Be patient. It will soon be past along with all signs of civilization. This trail has one of the easiest Sedona vortexes to get to, not too far... More

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San Diego, California
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8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had not hiked for awhile so this was a good trail to start. It is an out-and -back trail with a couple of offshoots, one to a lookout point over the Boynton Canyon that seemed popular. We stuck to the main trail into the canyon. In the first mile the trail parallels a resort, but there is enough vegetation(pines and... More

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Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

This was an easy hike- and it was an amazing day. It was quite chilly but as we walked it seemed just perfect.

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Franklin, Tennessee
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This area took longer to get to but our experience here on both occasions was excellent. The trail is well maintained and easy. Lovely walk up to the vortexes. Parking is not easy and it's more crowded than other areas but that view from the top is hard to beat.

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Variety of ecosystems seen during trail walk. beautiful scenery. glad we did it. worth the 6mile round trip trek. At the top of the trail you are surrounded by awesome canyon walls. would recommended to family and friends.

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great views, fairly easy rise. This is a good one for children.Two vortexes at the top. The ride from town may allow you some glimpses of wildlife. An early departure suggested as parking is limited.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Parking is difficult as the area services bikers and climbers as well as walkers.This is a calm walk along several streams and the path climbs a little into the canyon walls, but there are signs of the level of difficulty. Due to some recent flooding, several areas need repair but it is not dangerous.

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Illinois
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Boynton Canyon is a hike that really has many different aspects to it. The red rock of Sedona, level portions to the trail, sunny areas as well as shady areas, rocky pathways with slight ascent, especially towards the end. The Enchantment Resort, as others noted, is in view for the first portion of the hike, but we were focused on... More

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