Hiking Sedona, Arizona Boynton Canyon: What to Wear and Bring, Location and Photo Gallery

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Sedona is one of the most beautiful places you can visit to hike and explore outdoors in the United States.

Sedona, Arizona Canyon Hike Dance

There’s a mix of Ponderosa Pine forest, red rock, desert and rivers!

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What to Wear Hiking in Sedona, Arizona:

It depends on the time of year!

In the spring, summer and early fall, you will likely be fine in regular summer athletic clothing. I would recommend wearing clothes that are breathable. Even on warm summer days, you should always bring some sort of sweatshirt or coat, you never know if the temperature will drop of it something is going to happen.

You can also get shirts that block the sun and keep you cool in the process. Columbia makes some great ones!

In the winter months, you’ll want to dress accordingly. I always have various layer on so that I have options for if I’m hot or cold.

I went in march and I wore:

What to wear hiking in Sedona, Arizona

  • Hair up! I have long hair so I usually do braids or buns on my hikes. Keeps my thick hair off my neck.
Hiking Hair

What to Bring Hiking in Sedona, Arizona

  • Sunscreen. I use an organic sunscreen, a lot of sunscreen have toxins that are harmful for your skin. I finally found a brand that works well AND dries clear.
  • Lightweight backpack
  • A water bottle that keeps your ice frozen all day in the heat. I have a 40oz Hydroflask that works great.
  • Snacks. I always bring snacks on hikes. I either bring some fruit, vegetables, or a Cliff Bar.
  • Portable Solar Charger. I started bringing mine on all of my hikes as backup. It’s nice to have the security of a charged phone when you’re hiking alone. This brand works well and folds up small in your backpack!

Hiking Near Sedona, Arizona- Boynton Canyon

Boynton Canyon Hike, Arizona

There are so many awesome hikes around Sedona! SO many of them are high up on my bucket list. I was there during the heart of COVID-19, so I mainly isolated at my campsite and relaxed. I did manage to get one awesome hike in!

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Boynton Canyon Hike was awesome! It was 3 miles to the top and 3 miles back. I would say in manageable for most skill levels!

There’s a decent sized parking lot, but it’s shared with multiple other trailheads. If you’re going on a weekend, you might want to get there early! There’s a parking meter. It’s in a the Coconino National Forest, so if you have National Park Service Pass, just put it in the dash of your car.

Sedona Arizona Hiking Trail Head

This hike has a lot of diversity: wildflowers, forest, desert, red rock, and the canyon at the top!

The view at the top puts you part way up the canyon, but you can see pretty far! It used to be set up to go up further, but the trail keeps eroding and it’s too dangerous. There was a sign there to stop people, and it looked sketchy so I can’t imagine many people even break the rules to try it!

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I was there in March, the weather was perfect, You may want to go when it isn’t in the heart of summer, depending on the weather of course!

Boynton Canyon, Sedona

TI drank 40oz of water on this hike, so important to stay hydrated. I love Camelbacks (they hold a lot of water) and I use them on super long hikes, but on 1-8 mile hikes, I typically just bring my Hydroflask since I prefer ice water. I have a 40oz Hydroflask and it keeps my ice water cold all day, no matter how hot out it is! (they have smaller and larger ones as well).

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