Boynton Pass Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This road leaves Sedona and travels through red rock country over Boynton Pass. Initially, the road is paved as it passes close to a resort and residential areas. It passes several hiking trailheads that lead into the wilderness areas to the north. The Boynton Canyon Trailhead also gives access to one of Sedona’s more famous vortices—the Boynton Canyon Vortex. Some believe that a vortex is an outflowing of the earth’s energy at a specific point and that each vortex has a unique energy. Vortices are often used as meditation sites and are thought to have spiritual qualities.
The Boynton Canyon Vortex, a masculine-feminine vortex, is reputed to enhance the senses—in particular, psychic senses and past life memories. The energy is believed to be strongest around the knoll. Special Attractions: Palatki and Honanki Ruins and rock art; Very scenic road over Boynton Pass through red rock country; Boynton Canyon Vortex and Blue Door Vortex. High-clearance vehicles are preferred, but not necessary. This trail is dirt roads, but may have rocks, grades, water crossings, or ruts that make clearance a concern in a normal passenger vehicle. The trail is fairly wide, so that passing is possible at almost any point along the trail. Mud is not a concern under normal weather conditions."