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A hike through one of Sedona's most popular dry canyons.


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Map Key

6.0

Miles

9.6

KM

Out and Back

5,001' 1,524 m

High

4,513' 1,375 m

Low

585' 178 m

Up

585' 178 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Views

Many archaeological sites exist in Boynton Canyon. Please do not disturb dwellings by touching them or leaning on them. And do not touch rock art because the oil from your skin will damage and deteriorate the art forever.

Overview

A shaded route that starts out in a Juniper forest and ends in a Ponderosa forest along Boynton Canyon.

Need to Know

Please respect any closed areas and trail restorations signs.

Description

The trailhead is at the end of Boynton Canyon Road near the entrance of Enchantment Resort. The trail goes along the property of Enchantment Resort for about one mile. This is the rockiest part of the trail. Do not trespass on resort property.

After entering the canyon bottom, the trail becomes flat and sandy. This section is a pleasure for hiking and very easy. The path is surrounded by red rock cliffs and is very beautiful, especially as the sun sets. The trail continues along the dry creekbed for the remainder of the route.

Return the way you came for more views of the red rock through the forest.

Flora & Fauna

Juniper, Ponderosa, Agave, Maple. Javelina, Deer, Coyote, Black Bear and Mountain Lions.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Maurizi

Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 29 votes

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Photos

Boynton Spire pokes through the snow on a frosty morning.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Overlooking Boynton Canyon at the very end of the train.
May 28, 2019 near West Se…, AZ
Boynton Spire can be seen departing in the distance from the Boynton Canyon Trail.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
The Boynton Canyon Trail traverses pine forests on a smooth tread.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
The Boynton Canyon Trail offers awesome views of Sedona's geologic wonders.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail offers great looks at the local area geology.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
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Check-Ins

Feb 4, 2024
Mike Sanders
Oct 13, 2023
Kevin Armour
Added Subway cave and Vortex 8mi — 4h 15m
Jul 15, 2023
Maximilian Diehn
Apr 27, 2023
Bethany Soloski
Apr 20, 2023
Stephen Bales
Stopped for a nice re-fuel at the end of the canyon. 3.2mi — 3h 15m
Nov 17, 2022
Bobby Meyers
9.2mi — 5h 00m
Nov 4, 2022
J L
Sep 25, 2022
Nate B
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