Boynton Canyon

The best parts of this trail are at the beginning (the Kachina Woman rock formation) and the end (the cool back of the canyon with ponderosa pines). In between there is a less scenic stretch, that seems to take forever on hot days, along the security fence of a resort - meaning that this isn't the greatest choice for a summer hike.

Trailhead:  From the 89A / 179 "Y" ... take 89A west 3.2 miles;
turn right on Dry Creek Road for 2.9 miles;
turn left on 152C and follow Boynton Canyon signs for 1.8 miles;
parking lot is on your right.
Length: 3 miles (out and back)   Elevation change: 500 ft

hiking trail map: boynton canyon, west sedona

The Hike


kachina woman: boynton canyon vortex site
The kachina woman rock formation
(reachable via a short detour on the Vista Trail).


    hedgehog cactus blossom
Plant life in Boynton Canyon


boynton canyon ruins
Ancient ruins in high caves


boynton canyon walls
Looking up at the tall, ice cream castle canyon walls


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