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    Gordon’s Ridge via Boynton Canyon Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    3-4.5h
    Distance
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    11.7 km
    Elevation
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    356 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Boynton Canyon Trail explores one of the most beautiful box canyons in Red Rock Country. Most of this trail is easy, but towards the ridge, you’ll need to navigate some scramble sections with rope and do some bushwhacking. We don’t recommend this trail for beginners, but they should be able to enjoy the lower sections of this trail without incident. Make sure you bring lots of water for this hike, especially if you’re hiking in hot weather. This is a very convenient trail to enjoy if you’re staying at the Enchantment Resort.

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    Route Description for Gordon’s Ridge via Boynton Canyon Trail

    Boynton Canyon is a box canyon perched in the mountains above Sedona, and it offers a very unique hiking experience with its dramatic red walls and gorgeous views. This hike takes you through the canyon up to a ridge, which requires some climbing to reach.

    You should be comfortable with some scrambling to get up the ridge. The trail can also be a difficult one to follow, so we recommend downloading a trail map and GPS track before heading out.

    Begin from the trailhead. You’ll cross the Boynton Canyon Creek and turn left. Stay left to hike past the resort. There are excellent views of the red canyon walls here. Where a trail branches off to the left, stay right. You’ll do some climbing right at the end of the route as the vegetation changes with the elevation. Soak up the views before retracing your steps to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Gordon’s Ridge via Boynton Canyon Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for Gordon’s Ridge via Boynton Canyon Trail is on Boynton Canyon Road.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      April-October

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Moderate

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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