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America the Beautiful - National Parks & Federal Recreational Lands Annual Pass
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been here a few years ago and enjoyed going back. The tour guides were great and you could tell they enjoyed their jobs and wanted to share their knowledge of the history. My advise to people with knees or hips replaced is to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guided tour was informative and interesting. Requires a short climb (no hand rails) of about a quarter mile to the cliff dwelling and another quarter mile to the petroglyphs. Cliff dwellings are estimated to date back to 1275 and still have original construction. Petroglyphs are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank DebsDreamAdventures
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Got here a little bit too late to enjoy all there was to explore. Did catch the pictograph panel and the guides translations of the drawings and the history of the area. It was free to check out after driving along a gravel road for...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Edmanvan
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I drove up to the ruins and was able to sign up on the spot for a tour. The tours are every 30 minutes. We were sent up the trail first to the ruins. A guide met us there. The ruins are not all that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank texasfla
Reviewed December 9, 2018

This is a walking event. It may be difficult for some. Ruins are well preserved , but seen at a distance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Delbert B
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

Carefully follow the signs off Hwy 89A and take the 7 mile drive to the park. There you will find a parking lot. From there take a short walk to the office where you are instructed on where to go to meet your tour guide....More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank LaurenM287
Reviewed December 4, 2018

I liked the site, always enjoyable to learn more about the history of our country. The staff at the park were very helpful and friendly. I would have liked to be able to go further down the trails. Overall enjoyable

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DebbieJensen59
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Interesting place. Liked that you could walk thru the ruins to experience. You feel like you drive forever on an empty road before you arrive. Certainly off the path.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tammy P
Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful historical tour in a beautiful part of the country. The volunteers who gave the tours were knowledgeable and very friendly. Definitely make reservations ahead of time, they weren’t allowing folks without reservations in on the day we went because it was busy. Also know...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank millerkaty
Reviewed November 16, 2018

A well preserved site that can be accessed with a regular SUV (even a car it seems). You need to call to reserve as they don't want tons of people showing up at the same time. While we were there, people did just show up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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December 6, 2018|
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Response from CHope8 | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is definitely illegal to remove any type of artifact from a historical site. At Palatki the docents have a silver case that holds various artifacts for use during their presentation. Maybe this is what the photo is of.
Nora M
July 19, 2018|
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Response from RosemaryKN | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lot of walking.
Malia L
October 23, 2017|
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Response from julienne44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can reach Palatki from Dry Creek Road/Fay Canyon. A little less dirt road but still about 5 miles of dirt road. Signage on that way is better. It is also more scenic that wat.