Boynton Canyon Trail

NileGuide Expert Says:

An easy hike into a scenic box canyon and one of the most beloved vortex spots in Sedona. Be patient as you pass Enchantment Resort--it gets better!

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P.O. Box 300
250 Brewer Road
Sedona, AZ 86339-0330


520 282 4119

NileGuide Expert tip:

This is an extremely popular day hike in Sedona, with the trailhead parking lot filling up early on the weekends. Come on a week day for more solitude.


For many visitors who come to Sedona to experience first-hand the dream-like, red rock landscape of this Southwestern destination, hiking Boynton Canyon Trail ranks high on the list of things to do. Boynton Canyon is one of the most popular box canyons in the Southwest, earning Sedona dozens of glossy travel magazine spreads over the years. The easily accessible, 2.5 mile trail into the canyon lies just southwest of town, starting at the same trailhead as another popular hike, Deadman's Pass Trail. Boynton Canyon trail, which leads you by groves of fragrant oak, juniper, and pine trees, meanders over dry washes, skirts the edges of the Enchantment Resort, and then descends toward the sandy bottoms of the red sandstone canyon. The prehistoric ruins of the Sinagua people are said to be hidden high in the canyon cliffs. More recently, Boynton Canyon has earned the reputation as a prime vortex zone, beckoning travelers looking to soak up the high desert energy from Sedona's so-called energy vortexes.


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