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“Roaming Ruins in the Red Rocks”
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Honanki
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Sedona Off-Road Jeep Tour to Ancient Ruins
Ranked #34 of 159 things to do in Sedona
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Reviewed February 20, 2014

So worth the trip. It doesn't take your entire day if time is an issue. The education is fascinating. I agree with "Sbuete" in that it is a must-see in Sedona. The petroglyphs, remaining walls and rock art are easy to see and well interpreted by our pink jeep guide who was really informative and friendly. The drive in and out alone was breathtaking with spectacular views of Bear Mtn. and massive mesas. Among many hiking options, Faye Canyon is on the way. (On another day we did the lovely short walk to the end of that trail - then hiked up the rocks just beyond it and picnicked, enjoying expansive views of the canyon while listening to a Native American guide on the far side of the canyon playing the flute!) "Marla B" wrote about the sad fact that more recently some ignorant individuals wrote their names on walls at the Honanki ruins, which was my only disappointment.

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Reviewed February 11, 2014

Loved, loved, loved! So historically interesting and fascinating. Our guide, Matt, was friendly and told the whole story of the area, geologically and historically. You get up close and personal with the ruins and pictographs and petroglyphs. Please try this tour!

4  Thank brownieLuv2trvl
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Reviewed February 10, 2014

The Honanki Ruins are a must-see while in Sedona. If you're only in town for a short time and you're torn between Palatki, Honanki, Montezuma's Castle, and V Bar V, Honanki is a great combination of structural ruins, petroglyphs, AND Rock Art. The site is utterly mind-blowing (talk about location!).

There are two trails from the parking area to the ruins- one medium climb and one extremely easy climb. Both are short and enjoyable. There's a "rustic" bathroom in the parking area. You can drive your own vehicle to the ruins, but unless you've got a well-worn SUV I wouldn't dream of taking my own car (or a rental) up that road, even in winter.

We took a Pink Jeep Tour to the site and were very pleased with the guide's knowledge- and I'm an anthropologist so I can be picky when it comes to tour guides!

5  Thank sbuete
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Reviewed February 6, 2014

The ruins are interesting, some nice pictographs and petroglyphs on the walls. Unfortunately, some rather classless individuals have also written on the same walls and left their mark as well. Pretty sad. The drive to the ruins is rough, you'll want a four wheel drive to do it.

1  Thank Marla B
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We had rented a 4 wheel drive buggy, so it was a nice stop from bouncing around the dirt trails through the desert. Well preserved and no crowds. Walk from the parking lot was easy.

Thank J_C10_62
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