- 20 miles
- Aerobic Difficulty:
- Time To Allow:
- 3 - 4 hours
- Trailhead Elevation:
- 4450 feet
- All Year
The Boynton Pass Road offers an excellent way for riders of all ability levels in the Sedona area to enjoy a ride through Juniper and Pinon Forest and check out a couple of ancient ruins as well. The Boynton Pass road accesses both Loy Butte Hoanki Ruin and Red Canyon Palatki Ruin after winding along the edge of the Secret Mountain Wilderness.
Riding on Boynton Pass Road is fairly easy, though the distance to and from the ruins is long. Riders should keep in mind that, tempting as it may be, access to some trails that spur from Boynton Pass Road enter the wilderness area where it is illegal to have mountain bikes; $300 fines are the norm for riding in a wilderness area.
Similar distance to both Loy Butte Hoanki Ruin and Red Canyon Palatki Ruin. Additional length to ride to both.
Time To Allow:
Similar time to both Loy Butte Hoanki Ruin and Red Canyon Palatki Ruin. Additional time to ride to both.
Rolling after Boynton Pass
Boynton Pass Road is part of a maintained dirt road system so riders should keep an eye out for off road vehicle traffic. It can get hot and dusty on this road system and it is a good idea to bring a well-stocked repair kit and plenty of water. Please respect the sanctity of the ruins by following leave no trace ethic when exploring them.
Map + Directions
Take US 89Alt westbound from Sedona. After three miles or so, turn right onto Dry Creek Road. Travel to the T intersection on Dry Creek Road and go left onto Boynton Pass Road/FS 152 C. Park where road turns to dirt. Ride up 152 C to its intersection with FS525 and turn right. Shortly after this turn the road splits. To access the Loy Butte Hoanki Ruin bear left at the split, remaining on FS525 till the site is reached. To access the Red Canyon Palatki Ruin bear right at the split onto FS 795 and continue until the ruins are reached.