At the top you’ll find a flat mesa, with low growing junipers, agave, and other desert brush. In the spring there are colorful patches of wildflowers. Wander around a bit and take in the beautiful views in every direction. Or find a spot and take a nap in the sun with your back warming on the red rocks. Peace…
From Phoenix, take I-17 north to Hwy 179 (exit 298). Turn left onto 179 and follow it past the Village of Oak Creek to the Sedona (Burger King) “Y.” There will be a big roundabout here with the Hyatt Pinon Pointe on the cliffs directly across from you. West 89A forks off to the left, and 89A is the right fork of the “Y.”
Go around the roundabout and exit onto West 89A. Take this past most of the town until you see Dry Creek Road. This is just a little ways past the Giant Gas Station to the right. Turn right onto Dry Creek Road and take it until it dead-ends.
Turn left here onto Boynton Pass Road. (The signs may point you to the Enchantment Resort.) Take this road until it dead-ends into another road. Turn left here (E. Boynton Pass Road/FR 152C) and follow it for about a mile where you will see a large parking lot on the left.
Easy to moderate.
Things to bring:
Wear comfortable hiking shoes. Bring water and a camera. If you want to take advantage of the beautiful views you might want to throw in lunch and a book as well.
Check with the US Forest Service for pass and fee information before your trip. A Red Rock Pass is required for parking in most locations.