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“Stunning views of nature and its fauna”

Boynton Canyon Trail
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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 August 23, 2014

This five mile hike takes you through the different faunas of the area. From arid dessert to fir and pine trees. A stunningly beautiful hike offers views of the red rocks and gorgeous foliage. Take plenty of water. A wonderful hike that should be included while in Sedona.

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

Wow! We chose this as our first hike and loved it. True, many locals despair over the fact that the first mile is within eyesight of the Enchantment Resort hotel,and the first part of the trail is in open red rocks (and hot in August) but as your get deeper into the forest it gets cooler, the sounds of ancient pines whispering in the winds, the scuttle of the small lizards, the birds chirping and the magical butterflies make you feel like you are miles away. Reaching the plateau above the tree tops was exhilarating: a little daunting for me as I realized 'heights' were my weakness..but I did manage to stand on top and absorb the wonderful glow of red rock mountains surrounding me and was left speechless!

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Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a relatively long, scenic hike into the back of a canyon. The end offers excellent views, especially if you venture beyond the trail's end. We met lots of friendly hikers there and shared our experiences and advice for Sedona. Part of it is shaded and forested, but other parts are very exposed. Bring PLENTY of water if you go in the summer months. We ran out toward the end. Watch for rattlesnakes. We were warned by a couple who turned back from the trail, but we stayed alert and didn't let it deter us from enjoying the hike. What an exhilarating feeling reaching the end and breathing in the fresh air.

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Reviewed August 12, 2014

maybe it was late, as we had hiked a few trails earlier, but this hike is a TOUGH ONE. We made it to see the Kachina vortex, and heard flute music wafting on the warm air, and noticed a man sitting on a smaller butte playing a flute! How he got there i have no idea. The trail starts out mild, but is VERY STEEP later on, and there are signs that warn of a bear in the area! It's lovely, and it you go, start this one first.

2  Thank mozart15
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

This trail goes into the canyon, and for the bulk of it is fairly flat. At the far end, there's a quick uphill climb, and if you go past the sign there's a hundred feet or so of additional uphill with some great views.

Near the parking lot is a half-mile hike up to the "vista" where the vortex is. It's a great, quick hike with some good elevation gain, and if you are able, you can climb to the top of the shorter spire, and up to the saddle on the far side of the taller spire. Lots of fun!

1  Thank Mark P
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