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Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2018
AZBeaver
Hiking3.80 Miles 784 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   1.98 mph
784 ft AEG      15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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AZWandering Bear and I wanted to hike to the famous "Vortex" area -- Boynton Canyon. This trail is a moderate hike with a 400 foot gain in elevation. It ends in a moderate climb to an overlook in a large box canyon. The first third of the trail skirts the Enchantment Resort. This is a private resort and access is prohibited. The trail starts from the Boynton Canyon parking lot just outside the Enchantment Resort. We first hiked to the Vista Trail to the Boynton Canyon Spire. There we ran into a couple of girls who explained that there are both female and male energies and encouraged us to "touch a juniper tree" for more positive energy. Many flock to Sedona to feel the power of energy vortexes dotting the region. A vortex is a spiraling, tornado-like force of spiritual energy emanating from the center of the Earth. Many believe these places are perfect spots for prayer, meditation and healing, as the energy is said to interact with one’s inner self. Vortexes are also known to increase psychic energy and make you more self aware.

The Boynton Canyon Vortex is one of several main vortexes in the area. It’s located just east of Enchantment Resort. Some vortexes are said to have either masculine or feminine energies. The Boynton Canyon vortex has both, which is supposedly ideal for balancing energy within oneself and with relationships. The center of the vortex is located in a knoll south of the spire. Hikers can climb to the top of the spire. While not lengthy, there is some tricky footing near the tip.

Juniper trees apparently feel the vortexes more than other plants and trees. They grow in a twisting manner the closer you get the center of a vortex.

Deadman's Pass Trail links to Long Canyon Trail and has excellent views of Mescal Mountain.

To reach the parking lot, take Dry Creek Road off of 89A in Sedona. Dry Creek Road ends at a " T " intersection. Follow the signs to Boynton Canyon.

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