Take a scenic ride through the cool shade toward sweeping views of one of Arizona’s most incredible landscapes. Enjoy the view from the trailhead or hike the Aerie Trail or Cockscomb trail from this parking lot.
Distance: Aerie Trail: 2.9 miles each way from the Aerie Trailhead parking area to the Boynton Canyon Trailhead Parking Area for 5.8 miles round trip. For a shorter ride, turn right on the Cockscomb Trail for a 4.4-mile loop back to the Aerie Trailhead parking lot.
Tip: Don’t miss the views of Bear Mountain, Fay Canyon and Boynton Canyon.
Driving Directions: From the Visitor Center, 331 Forest Road, turn right on 89A for 3.2 miles. Turn right on Dry Creek Road for 3.0 miles. At the stop sign, turn left onto Boynton Pass Road for 4.1 miles. Turn left on Aerie Road (past Doe Mtn) to the trailhead parking lot.
Amenities: Restrooms available at Doe Mountain, Fay Canyon trailhead and Boynton Canyon parking lots.