Boynton Canyon

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Boynton Canyon
The Boyton Vista Trail is a short hike up to Boynton Spires. The towering red Sandstone formations stand guard at the mouth of Boynton Canyon. The most prominent electromagnetic vortex site, drawing energies from deep within the earth. From the overlook are open vistas of the isolated buttes and mesas between Secret, Long, and Boynton Canyons. The sweeping views include Deadman’s Pass and Mescal Mountain to the east; Capitol Butte, Chimney Rock, and Courthouse Butte to the south; and Boynton Canyon and the Enchantment Rock
Trail Data Trail Rating
Distance: 1.75/3.5 miles
(One way/Round Trip)
Time: 3 hours (Round Trip)
Elevation Change: 650 ft.
Difficulty: Moderate
Map: Click here for a map of Boynton Canyon.
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  1. Carolyn White-Krueger says:
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    Fabulous in difficulty, views and a wonderful place to relax and picnic. The perfect Sedona trail for visitors and locals alike. Highly recommend it year round.

  2. Marc Packin says:
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    Beautiful walk through varied landscapes. You get up close to monuments you see in the distance.

  3. cstheday52 says:
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    This trail goes past Enchantment Resort. There was a lot of noise from the resort, leaf blowers and construction machinery. The trail was very shaded along the bottom of the canyon. There were some nice views of the canyon walls through the trees. The trail got more difficult toward the end. There were some short uphill climbs/scrambles near the end. To get the best views of the valley we had to climb around the corner, along the smooth, wide red-rock shelf. I do not like heights, but the rock was like sandpaper . . . so it was a piece of cake!! The views were worth it!!

  4. Janelle Sparkman says:
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    The only good part of this hike is at the end when you begin the climb for the views. There are many better hikes for the flat first few miles. The long trek is not worth the end.

  5. Tom Medcalf says:
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    One of the very best moderate trails in Sedona. The cirque at the end of the trail is world class beauty.

  6. Karen Gibbs says:
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    Excellent, diverse trail. Elevation gain is enough to go from junipers to Ponderosa Pine to firs. It got a little buggy when the canyon really narrowed and got steep; enough that we turned around just before the end.

  7. Elizabeth Falcon says:
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    Gorgeous! A nice easy to moderate hike. Once you get past the resort the hike starts for real, and the views at the end are well worth the hike.

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