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Palatki Ruins

Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3854
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Great history

Our midsize car did fine getting there. It is only about 6 or 7 miles from western Sedona, however... read more

Reviewed May 27, 2016
via mobile
LOVED this Tour

Loved this hike and tour!! Scenery was beautiful....the cliff dwellings were SO interesting and the... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2016
Eagle, Idaho
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“call ahead” (41 reviews)
“dirt road” (54 reviews)
“rock art” (23 reviews)
Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3854
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Our midsize car did fine getting there. It is only about 6 or 7 miles from western Sedona, however it took about half hour due to gravel forest service roads. MUST make reservations! Took a while to get through, just keep trying. Best to call...More

1  Thank CalvertHiker
Reviewed May 25, 2016

Loved this hike and tour!! Scenery was beautiful....the cliff dwellings were SO interesting and the pictographs were amazing to think they were thousands of years old. We received two different lectures, one from Tom and one from Paul and they were both excellent, interesting and...More

2  Thank AnitaandJim
Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

Very easy to get to from Sedona though the last bit is on a dirt road. Staffed by very knowledgable volunteers. Interesting modern history at the site, as well as the old.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed May 20, 2016

Went to Palatki with my wife and parents in mid-May, weekday afternoon. Very short but informative little side trip. The ruins, which are close to 1 millennium in age, are awesome, the rock art is fascinating. The volunteer staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful views...More

1  Thank rushncap
Reviewed May 18, 2016

If you've read the other reviews, you know the road is rough getting to the Palatki Heritage Site. Go slow and follow the signs carefully or you could find yourself in trouble on a road that is nearly impassable. This is one of the few...More

2  Thank Cerelia
Reviewed May 17, 2016

Do not miss this visit while in Sedona. Better to go with local day-tour companies (we took Pink Jeep) because the roads are rough and a driver-guide will take you right to the site and provide you with all the explanations. The site is not...More

Thank Marc D
Reviewed May 14, 2016

This is a great place to visit. To visit you have to have a reservation by calling the number, it is a free tour. You can visit by car, but it can't be a car that is very low to the ground. I had a...More

2  Thank Edward V
Reviewed May 12, 2016

The drive out to the ruins is on a dirt road, so 4 Wheel Drive is recommended. There are signs on the way out telling you to call the visitor center to visit. Reservations are recommended. The site is very well preserved and very interesting....More

1  Thank csarchibald
Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

This is not Disneyland and not easy to get to, but worth the trip. Driving there means covering the last 3 miles on unpaved fire road. Appointments are needed as the parking area is small and the trails can only take small groups. The trails...More

1  Thank Maconthemove
Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to see some of the ruins we had read about. We researched ruins that were not too far away from Sedona. The Palatki Ruins were historical, awe inspiring and a gift. We drove five or so miles down the highway and turned off...More

Thank Sandi S
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Madelon S
How much does it cost, trying to budget my trip.
February 8, 2017|
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Response from MNMarie | Reviewed this property |
There was no charge, but if you leave a donation it stays with Palatki and is used gratefully. Many of the docents are volunteers.
Judith T
Can handicapped people take the tour of the ruins
January 20, 2017|
Response from OSUfanHouston | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the mobility issue, wheelchairs and walkers would be difficult due to terrain, with the proper companion other challenges could be met. i would discuss the challenge with the Pink Jeep Tour Company, largest in... More
Carol M
How do you become a docente volunteer for the Palatki Ruins?
January 4, 2017|
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Response from travelercb212 | Reviewed this property |
I asked while I was there. You need to go through the national park service.