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Boynton Canyon Trail

PO Box 478, Sedona, AZ 86339
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Ranked #25 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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112 reviews 112 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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81 reviews 81 reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
4 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

After reading the rave reviews of this trail, we were disappointed. It has some pretty views but driving through Sedona in your car provides those. Probably the biggest disappointment is that the first mile or so takes you along barbed wires, steel fencing to the Enchantment Resort and all the hub-bub and activity of the resort. We heard delivery trucks,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This beautiful trail provided a bit of a challenge for us (we're novices), but it was worth the effort. The red rock formations are glorious, but there is something really special about heading down into the canyon with the wind whispering through the trees. Start early -- it gets hot -- but it's a really great hike.

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12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Walked the trail in several areas, all great. Several interesting rock formations to see. Bring water, a camera and enjoy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This hike will give you gorgeous views of Sedona's beautiful red rocks for not a lot of effort. We took 89 W and exited Dry Creek. From there we drove about 4 miles until we saw the sign for Boynton Canyon trail. If you reach Enchantment Resort, you've gone too far. The parking fee is $5. There is a toilet... More

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Grass Valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Easy to find the vortex here and stand very close, or on ,the huge rocks. You don't have to hike forever to be surrounded by beauty and immersed in the landscape. Great fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I immediately saw stone steps that reminded me of the song Stairway to Heaven. Very nice hike - not hard - and quiet time to reflect and experience the vortex

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Concord, NC
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Our party of four adults took a tour with a young cowgirl driver/tour guide from the Red Jeep tours out of Sedona. The ride was rough, but we enjoyed the bumps also. Cactus flowers were both beautiful and plentiful. The views were outstanding...and the driver/guide was very informative. We just wish the tour had been longer.

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