Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
Yes
ADA accessible
Yes
Guided tours
No
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The Boynton Overlook is located off Highway 12 about halfway between the towns of Escalante and Boulder. This overlook provides stunning views of the colorful slickrock landscape and of the Escalante River below.

The overlook is named after John Boynton. Boynton was a cattle man caught in a confrontation over a woman that ended with murder in 1878. Looking at the landscape below you can certainly imagine that it’d be a perfect place for an outlaw to hideout.

There is an informative plaque at the overlook that tells of the riparian area along the meandering Escalante River. Cottonwoods and willows line the river corridor which is home to ducks, beavers and even otters.

After enjoying the view, head down to the river for a hike along the Escalante River Trail, or for something a bit tamer, check out the next-door Kiva Koffeehouse for a hot drink with a stunning view.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Pros

Scenic vistas.

Pets allowed

Allowed with Restrictions

Features

ADA accessible
Family friendly
Big vistas

Location

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