Hike the Boynton Canyon Trail

Sedona, Arizona

based on 4 reviews



6 miles

Route Type



Added by John Maurizi

A beautiful box canyon hike. Varied red rock formations and forest of Juniper. A very easy hike any time of year. 

This is my favorite trail in all of Sedona. The trail head is at the end of Boynton Canyon rd near the entrance of Enchanted Spa and Resort. The trail goes along the property of Enchanted Spa for about 1 mile. This is the rockiest part of the trail as you pass by a large cliff.

Soon after leaving the view of the spa, the trail becomes flat and sandy. A pleasure for hiking and very easy. The path is surrounded by red rock cliffs and very beautiful, especially as the sun sets. However, I prefer to hike this
trail early in the morning. No one is on the trail and the peacefulness is amazing. As you continue down the trail, the path winds into a beautiful forest.

Eventually after a little more than 3 miles you reach the end which is a box canyon. Return the way you came for more views of the red rock through the forest.  Boynton Canyon is believe by some to have an "energy" about it, and I do have a warm and calm when I hike this in the evening.

Note, you need a Red Rocks Pass to park here.  There is a kiosk at the trailhead or you can pick one up at the Ranger Station in Oak Creak. 

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Hike the Boynton Canyon Trail Reviews

Off of this trail (about 2 miles in is the trail junction) is the spectacular Subway Cave! You get stunning views and it’s just such a great end point as opposed to the end of the Boynton Canyon Trail.

You’ll have views of the exclusive resort for the first part of this hike, but it won’t matter because you’ll be too busy staring around you in awe! This is one of the prettiest hikes Sedona has to offer. And if you’re in the know, you’ll be able to find the ruins located off trail :)

Dusting of snow made it a bit tricky (slick) at the end, but well worth the effort to get to the end of the canyon. Beautiful hike!

Moderate and gentle slope that surrounds you with red rocks and beautiful flora. Search the upper canyon walls for Native American ruins Take plenty of water

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