Boynton Canyon Trail

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Boynton Canyon Trail


Boynton Canyon Trail 2009-03-11: For our mid-week hike, we hiked Boynton Canyon Trail. The trail runs alongside Enchantment Resort at the beginning of the canyon, and is a very popular, high use trail. There are several well-known ruins in the canyon. Near the beginning of the trail is a side trail called Vista Trail leading up to a view up-canyon and of the surrounding scenery. Vista Trail ends at an area regarded by many as one of Sedona’s spiritual vortex sites.


The trail was quite busy and, like many of our fellow hikers, we headed up Vista Trail. After returning to Boynton Trail, we went off-trail further on, looking for a route up on the ledges along the canyon wall. We hit a wall where we’d hoped to find a route between two cliff walls, but we did enjoy the views and found a tiny cave along the cliff.


We headed up the canyon, which become progressively more heavily treed, and ponderosa pines become increasingly numerous. The near the end of the canyon, the trail ascends a steep section of slickrock and ends at a sign discouraging off-trail hiking in the area. The view of the canyon is fantastic, and it is possible to follow the ledge to the right around to get views up the canyon.


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