Welcome to the final blog post on Sedona, Arizona. So far, we have been shopping at the Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, toured famous red rock formations and vistas and spent an afternoon relaxing at the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort. Today we will take a hike on the Boynton Canyon Vista Trail.
I recently visited Sedona for the first time on a fun-filled, five day vacation with two of my best friends. We started off one of our days by taking an early morning hike up to the Boynton Canyon Spire along the Boynton Canyon Vista Trail. The vista trail is a side trail off of the Boynton Canyon trail. We were able to access both of the trails through a gate on the Enchantment Resort property where we were staying. The vista trail can also be accessed from the Boynton Canyon parking lot if not staying on the resort property.
Let’s begin our hike…
The vista trail is a relatively short hike and ends in a saddle between two rock spires providing you with expansive views of the canyon. As you hike up the trail you can look down over the Enchantment Resort property.
As the trail nears the spires, it can be a bit difficult to follow because it becomes less of a dirt trail and more of a pure rock trail, but there are plenty of rock cairns along the way to mark the trail.
More amazing views of the canyon….
We are getting closer to the spires. We can almost touch them….
We are here!
For this short, but very warm hike, I chose to wear my dark khaki Columbia hiking skirt and orange REI sport top. I love to hike in sport skirts with exercise tights underneath. Skirts just seem to provide a freedom of movement that you can’t seem to get with regular shorts or cropped hiking pants alone, while providing a bit more coverage than shorts. The sports top has a fit and flare shape and allows for plenty of air circulation to keep you cool in warm weather. Another big bonus to this hiking outfit is that it can take you straight from your hike to a casual restaurant in style.
I’ve had both the hiking skirt and sport top for several years, which is good proof to the durability of Columbia and REI products. This skirt and top have made several trips hiking around the Hawaiian Islands in addition to being worn on numerous local day hikes over the years and they both still look as if I just purchased them yesterday. Similar styles can be found on the Columbia and REI web sites or your local REI store. The hat is by Scala and has UPF 50 sun protection and a large adjustable brim which allows you to create different looks and adjust the level of sun protection over your face and neck. My friend Sarah tells me I blend in with the red rocks of the canyon beautifully. 🙂
Side Note* I had originally planned to include our Grand Canyon day trip in this final post, but decided to give the Grand Canyon its own, well deserved post. So stay tuned for next week with a post on the most incredible vista of all….the Grand Canyon!
Until the next post, stay stylish and comfortable.