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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

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Boynton Overlook, Scenic Byway Utah Route 12

Boynton Overlook gives visitors a bird’s-eye view of the riparian area along the twisting Escalante River. Flowing water and native vegetation offer ideal habitat for small birds and animals, including river otters which were reintroduced here in 2005.

The overlook was named for John Boynton, a cattleman caught in a lawless confrontation involving a disagreement over livestock and a murder in 1878. Today, the overlook serves as a welcome stop to experience the sights and sounds of the Escalante River Canyons.