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Boynton Canyon Trail

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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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Sedona, AZ 86339
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice trail but as the title says...overrated. The canyon was destroyed by The Enchantment Resort. Too bad that this resort was built. It caters to the rich and famous and you must walk around the resort to get into the canyon. Don't...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank kachinaman2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience when a fellow playing native American flute came up and played for awhile. We understand that he visits and plays every day.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank amyabuck
Reviewed 1 week ago

It didn't particularly bother us that the early part of the trail parallels a resort and neighborhood as others have mentioned -- it was still beautiful. But most of the 3+ miles each way are very rocky. I definitely recommend bringing walking poles, or picking...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank VeeLee4
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did this hike in conjunction with Mesa and Long Canyon trails. Really nice loop, not difficult and really scenic. I don’t think there is a “bad” hike in Sedona.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Christine H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must begin by admiiting that we did not walk the trail to the end. Supposedly, the most spectacular part of the trail is at the end, so my review is probably a little unfair. The relatively short hike to Boynton Vista was well worth...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank I3252YRlauraj
Reviewed January 8, 2019

Not only is it picturesque but the trail is maintained. Sedona has lots of trails, and all of them are unique and beautiful. The Vortex trails are awesome. So get your comfortable shoes on and hike these wonderful trails

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gloria K
Reviewed January 6, 2019

Too much of this trail goes by the resort. It’s nice enough, but I prefer trails with a goal, like a great view, and though you can’t hike in Sedona without being in beauty, this trail just doesn’t do much for me.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Beth S
Reviewed January 1, 2019

This was my first time in the canyon, and the hike was gorgeous. The weather was perfect, and the trail was a beautiful mix of desert and forest. Would definitely recommend for hiking enthusiatics and non-hikers alike.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank suzanneo492
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Great hike with nice views, do the Vista; side trail for nice views! Watch for cairns when unsure of trail, but you really can't get lost!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 516NickH
Reviewed December 31, 2018

Very close to Enchantment Resort which is an absolute must after the trail. This whole area is less well travelled than the most of Sedona so is very special

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank geoffreymoss
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June 9, 2018|
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Response from LifeIsGoodGuy | Reviewed this property |
The trail the goes along the side of Enchantments is the Boynton Canyon Trail. If you were looking for the Kachina area, it is called the Vista Trail which if off of the BCT. Park in the parking lot on the right just before... More
January 26, 2018|
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Response from GloriaMaria0403 | Reviewed this property |
If you go there during a national holiday, there is no fee to park. The same is true for any national park. However, the airport mesa parking fee will still be $3.00 no matter what day you go.
October 20, 2017|
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Response from 48mjn | Reviewed this property |
Well, it's winter, and the desert is extra cold. Layers are imperative!