Boynton Canyon

Sedona, Arizona

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If you’re up for a short hike and love the red-rock country near Sedona, then take a trip to the Secret Mountain Wilderness, which is part of Coconino National Forest, to see the cliff dwellings of Boynton Canyon. Once you get past an imposing resort at the base of Boynton Canyon, you’ll venture into some truly spectacular scenery. Striking red cliffs rise from the green canyon bottom and meet the blue sky above. Such scenery attracts many hikers to the area, but few visitors climb up the sides of the canyon to see the cliff dwellings; you can expect to find a fair amount of solitude among the ancient buildings.
Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen

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Hiking Ruins Seldom Seen

by Dave Wilson (Falcon Guides)

If you’re up for a short hike and love the red-rock country near Sedona, then take a trip to the Secret Mountain Wilderness, which is part of Coconino National Forest, to see the cliff dwellings of Boynton Canyon. Once you get past an imposing resort at the base of Boynton Canyon, you’ll venture into some truly spectacular scenery.

Striking red cliffs rise from the green canyon bottom and meet the blue sky above. Such scenery attracts many hikers to the area, but few visitors climb up the sides of the canyon to see the cliff dwellings; you can expect to find a fair amount of solitude among the ancient buildings.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sedona
Distance: 1.5
Elevation Gain: 375 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: Day Hike
Local Contacts: Coconino National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Wilson Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Boynton Canyon

Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2008
1

Great trail! It can be long if you go all the way to the vortex (aprox 8 miles round trip) or short if you go to some of the shorter trails. Most of the trail is fairly easy and level. Depending on where you go you can do some climbing though. If you leave the trail to head to the ruins expect a 200 foot climb over about a quarter mile.


11/2/2001
0

Great Short trail. Views are very beautiful, and really cool Indian Ruins. If you like red rock views and native archeolical stuff you should do this one.



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