Enchantment Resort Donates $15,000 to Trail Restoration


More than 20 years ago, Enchantment Resort created the Boynton Canyon Foundation that supports development and maintenance of the trail in the greater Sedona area. Part of the proceeds from every tour offered at Enchantment is allocated to that fund.

Enchantment Resort and its team prides itself on ensuring the longevity of Sedona’s natural surroundings in order to allow coming generations to share the same experience and opportunity for exploration,” Enchantment Managing Director Stan Kantowski noted.

On December 13, Kantowski and his team presented a check for $15,000 to the Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund which will help fund the $188,000 restoration project at Cathedral Rock Trail which is in its final phase. The Cathedral Rock Trail Restoration project is slated for completion by March 23, 2023.

“Enchantment Resort’s longstanding support to honor and preserve our Red Rock country and its trails, which is coming up to its third decade, is instrumental in our ability to partner with the Forest Service on projects such as the Cathedral Rock Trail” Kevin Adams, SRRTF president stated. “I’m thrilled to see this project come to completion in the upcoming months via Enchantment and other generous donors’ support.”

Trail crews will start work to restore parts of Upper Cathedral Rock Trail from the switchback staircase to the end of the trail that requires intensive reconstruction.

This reconstruction project required specialized expertise of professional trail consultants, USFS work crews and Youth Conservation Corps workers trained in trail restoration.  Materially, it required 1,400 feet of fencing, 350 feet of rock work, new signage and cairns.

“We were fortunate to be able to support many projects via Red Rock Trail Fund, Sedona Chamber of Commerce and other groups and supporting efforts of USFS team,” Kantowski said. “We are truly honored to be able to be a part of the restoration of the Cathedral Rock Trail, the iconic Sedona rock formation.”

“The Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund’s partnership with the Forest Service to maintain and enhance the non-motorized National Forest Trails near Sedona and the Village of Oak Creek would not be possible without the generous support of local residents, visitors, businesses and grantors. We are so grateful that Enchantment Resort is committed to preserving our land and its heritage,” Adams said.


About Sedona Red Rock Trail Fund (SRRTF)

The organization’s mission is to gather donations to maintain and enhance the non-motorized National Forest trails in the greater Sedona area, and to educate the public regarding their use and management.


In 2013, the SRRTF was established by local citizens to address the critical need for ongoing maintenance to protect the renowned trails in the Sedona area.  With the support of residents, businesses, government entities and non-profits, the SRRTF has raised in excess of $2.7 million to date. The Cooperative Funds Act of 1914 authorizes the USFS to accept money from organizations such as the SRRTF.  SRRTF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and an Official Partner of the US Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District.