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Ranked #20 of 159 things to do in Sedona
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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.
Reviewed May 4, 2014

Make sure you go with a permitted tour guide. Ours was not permitted to go to any park he took us to. The scenery of Boynton canyon is beautiful. Right now in the forum (May 2014), a ranger has posted warnings in this area re a bear that has been fed by people and lost its fear of people. This is a little scary, because everyone on my trip had handicaps (moved slow). I doubt unpermitted guides keep up on forest service warnings. Check with the forest service before you visit this spot and before you pick a tour guide. :) Be safe.

3  Thank mersmom2016
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Reviewed April 30, 2014

A gorgeous view of the Red Rocks and a pleasant, gentle hike. First leg was close to a development and this distracted from the experience.

1  Thank SharonandFrank
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Reviewed April 28, 2014

We stayed at the Enchantment Resort (stay somewhere cheaper) and the path parallels the resort. We did not hike the whole path back to the end of the canyon, although we were told it was lovely and relatively flat. We went the other way and up the vista trail directly, up to the red rocks. Beautiful up there for panoramic views and great photos. Please note that you cannot access the Enchantment Resort property if you are not a guest (locked gates), you should bring your water, sunscreen, bug spray, camera and binoculars. The path is relatively easy - until you turn off for the vista trail overlook. That can a bit steep and require you to take big steps up and scramble over rocks. The effort is definitely worth it with a gorgeous payoff at the end. I was glad to have my light hiking boots, although plenty of resort guests conquered the path in their sneakers. A great place to just sit and relax, enjoy the breeze and take in the serenity of the red rocks. Beware tarantulas and snakes occasionally (very occasionally) make their presence know. Stay on the path and don't go into brush or overturn big rocks or you might not like what you find.

1  Thank Christie R
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

A really pleasant and straight forward hike along clear sand trails. A slight climb, but gradual, to the trail end point..a lovely rock slab with views around. Along the trail in the mountain sides are caves with little walls once inhabited by native Americans and even a pictograph of a snake ( we were lucky as we met a chap who pointed these things out to us) do take the detour up to the vortex/ hoodoo.. Lovely views and a peaceful spot. The resort at the start is a bit of an eye sore and noisy but soon forgotten as you get more into the walk.

Thank Val J
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We did this hike in december 2013 after some snow days before.

we were recommended this trail by our pink jeep driver and we went for it the next day, not knowing this is the most difficult trail in Sedona.

When we started, all was fine and we trekked and hiked. 1.5 hours in, we had lots of snow and we were the only ones left on the trails and it was starting to get treacherous and very slippery. I had to squat down a lot of times to hold the tree bark or I would slip off the trails.

I would recommend this trail if you know what you are in for but with snow all around, it was very slippery and we did not have snow boots on. But at the end of it, we felt that it was a worthwhile hike if you had snow boots and it was very serene in the woods.

Thank Michloh
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