Boynton Canyon Trail
Boynton Canyon Trail, located just outside Sedona, is about 6 miles out and back with an 810 foot elevation gain. Easy to get to and no Red Rock pass required. However, you may have to pay for parking if in the lot.
This trail quickly became a favorite of mine due to the variety of scenery. It starts out in the desert among the red rock and you end up in a heavily treed canyon where the temperature is noticeably lower!It is rated easy and is perfect for all skill levels.
In case you aren't ready for a 6 mile hike, the Boynton Vista Trail is perfect for you! It is just over a mile out and back with only an elevation gain of 134 feet. Rated moderate because you do a little bit of climbing towards the end, but nothing crazy and it's absolutely worth it. We were fortunate enough to see a flute player at the top of the vortex. It was absolutely magical.