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Palatki Ruins

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Address: Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
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You can reach this location on your own via paved and dirt roads. I recommend using one of the outfitters for the journey. The roads are filled with ATV's driven by people who... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Fallbrook, California
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Fallbrook, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can reach this location on your own via paved and dirt roads. I recommend using one of the outfitters for the journey. The roads are filled with ATV's driven by people who do not know what they are doing, so paying attention to the road is a must, but how do you do that when you are surrounded by... More 

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Oneida, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited on a beautiful sunny day and had a wonderful experience. We walked/climbed both trails - one to the pictographs, which also had several petroglyphs, and the other trail to the cliff dwellings. Reservations are required. Call ahead and you will be given a specific tour time. The hike to the cliff dwellings is very steep. When offered a... More 

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Winter Park, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the visit. Call ahead for a reservation. You can't tour this site without a guide, and they have tours all day long. Make sure to watch for the signs along the way to avoid missing the road to Palatki.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the pink jeep tour. Be aware that most of the trip is traveling. 1 hour out, one hour back. Loved our guide Jeff. So much information.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The guides (who are volunteers!) provided so much interesting information about the site, the Sinagua, and the pictographs. The site is beautiful - it was enough just to be there and gaze up at these different artifacts from history. Loved it! Try to call and make reservations as they only allow about 10 people up at a time.

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Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good way to knock out a few hours in Sedona. Make reservations beforehand as they only take groups of 10 at each time. Informative, and a great way to experience some historical insight!

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Paw Paw, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I knew I would be seeing Indian ruins, but what I saw was far more. Yes the ruins are fascinating, but it is the pictographs that caught my imagination. On the walls are painted symbols, clan shields, counts, and hunting scenes drawn by Indians long ago. Of course there are newer graffiti which is the bane of historical sites everywhere.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

It reminds visitors that our time is a small part of all time. The glories of natural landscape and human efforts.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We spontaneously rented a bobcat and took off on the trails headed for the Palatki Ruins unaware that we would find the most incredible adventure and walk through the past ever! The cliffs and petroglyphs and caves were breathtaking. There was a photo op around every corner...the scenery just never quit!! This was such a memorable excursion, I would love... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Must make appointment to see these ruins and a volunteer is there to explain the markings and what is left of the dwellings. There is some climbing involved but not too difficult. Definitely worth your time.

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