Boynton Canyon Trail’s breathtaking red rocks views and easy passes make it one Sedona’s most accessible hikes. Travelers find impressive panoramic landscapes early in the three-mile trek, where open desert, lush foliage and sky-high canyon views reign supreme. And while some say this accessible hike ends in a rather anti-climactic way because box canyon walls stretch up on either side, ancient Sinaguan Indian ruins and tons of biodiversity make it a memorable outdoor experience for visitors to Sedona.
Boynton Canyon Trail is located in the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness. Travelers warn this 6.1-mile round-trip hike can be particularly unforgiving during summer, as the initial stretch of trail offers limited shade. Visitors should get to the trailhead early to secure a parking spot and beat the crowds, since Boynton Canyon Trail is one of the region’s most popular.