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A nice hike to Fay Canyon Arch and a view of the canyon.


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2.8

Miles

4.5

KM

Out and Back

4,797' 1,462 m

High

4,583' 1,397 m

Low

463' 141 m

Up

463' 141 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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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 family friendly trail showcasing an arch and classic canyon view.

Need to Know

Please do not mark or etch into the arch.

Description

Fay Canyon is one of the shorter canyons located in Sedona. The total length is about 3 miles roundtrip. It is a very easy hike along the canyon floor with a dry wash on the right.

Fay Canyon Arch is just off to the right on the Fay Canyon Trail. It is about a 1/4 mile up the canyon. There is no sign post showing the direction of the arch. Continue along the route, up towards the canyon wall, you'll find the arch.

At the end of the trail is a sign stating the end of the maintained trail. Beyond this point, you cross over the dry wash and there is a nice area in front of a sandstone fin of sorts that can be explored a bit on either side. If you go early, you may enjoy the peace and quiet of the canyon and relax a bit at the end of the trail before returning.

Directions: Located on Boynton Pass Road, between Boynton Canyon Road and the Doe Mountain Trailhead. You can't miss the large paved parking area.

Flora & Fauna

Juniper, Scrub Oak, Manzanita. Javelina

Contacts

Shared By:

John Maurizi

Trail Ratings

  4.3 from 23 votes

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In search of the ruins we go on the Fay Canyon Trail.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Fay Canyon Arch is a trailside treat along your journey.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
Fay Canyon Arch is quite stunning.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
The trailhead to Fay Canyon is marked by the small sign in the distance.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ
When you hit this sign, you can keep going if you wish, just keep your wits about you.
Apr 27, 2017 near West Se…, AZ

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Nov 25, 2021
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We did this trail and the Fay Canyon Arch at the same time. The Fey canyon trail is fairly easy with lots of families with small children hiking it… 2.7mi — 1h 32m
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