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Definitely something you want to do.

Its a short drive from the main part of Sedona, but worth doing. We made reservations to get on a... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Russell S
Up close and personal experience of the ancient civilizations.

Reservations are recommended since they do guided tours. The guides were OK but could have been... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michelle J
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Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a short drive from the main part of Sedona, but worth doing. We made reservations to get on a tour and learned a lot about its history.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reservations are recommended since they do guided tours. The guides were OK but could have been more informed. This is a NOT TO MISS experience.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed this very informative tour. The volunteer rangers were so knowledgeable. We loved seeing the ruins And experiencing a little part of history.

Thank Lin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive on dirt roads is well worth the trip to get here. The volunteers and staff who interpret the ruins of the cliff dwelling and the pictograms on the rocks are very informative and entertaining. You can get much closer to these ruins than...More

Thank DKroMau
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When in the Sedona area, take the time to visit one of the historic ruin sites. We chose the Palatki site since all of the information that we read said that it was easier to access than the Honanki site. SInce there was a major...More

Thank RabyFamily
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Iv'e travelled extensively to ruins in South, Central and North America, so I'm probably not the best judge, but my impression was that this is underwhelming. Perhaps my visit was dampened by themany noisy kids along on the brief tour. The volunteers, however were knowledgable...More

Thank LaCostaChica
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

We went early and we were lucky to catch on on with one of the first of the morning tours. Loved the history and the dwellings. Very informative. The dirt roads made for slow going but no problems encountered.

Thank Deacon54
Reviewed August 18, 2018

These ruins are very impressive. It is only a short hike to both sites. The hosts are very friendly and helpful. It is 8 or more miles on a dirt road to reach the site.

Thank lisahutch16
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Informative and fun tour of the heritage site. Beautiful grounds, learned a lot about how native Americans lived thousands of years ago. Cool pictographs and petroglyphs! Loved the personalized tours - just call in advance to reserve.

Thank IcelandLovingFamily
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Excellent rangers! Very knowledgeable. Moderate hike to ruins and then cave drawings. Learned so much about the area and the ancient history

Thank Diane C
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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.
Madelon S
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.