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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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What a really cool place! My boyfriend and I ended up checking Palatki Ruins out after our plans fell through during our vacation. We called the morning of to see if we would be... read more

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a really cool place! My boyfriend and I ended up checking Palatki Ruins out after our plans fell through during our vacation. We called the morning of to see if we would be able to squeeze into a time slot same-day and luckily the time slots were very much open! We pretty much had a private tour! Jake, was... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fascinating way to spend a few hours. The ride out to the area is beautiful although it involves a few miles of dirt road. Tours are given by volunteers who obviously love what they do and have tremendous knowledge of the area's history. Make sure that you take the suggested walking stick that is offered. The climb is rocky but... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cliffside dwellings, pictographs, history it has it all. Very knowledgeable and pleasant staff. Enjoy and make reservations,

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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First, you must make reservations. Second, several miles of the road are unpacked. We weren't sure what to expect. This is a small operation. The docents are knowledgeable and helpful. The path to the dwellings is a little tricky. We're both 60ish and had no problem, but two of the people in our group had to turn back. The ruins... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

All about the ride. We rented ATV's from Sedona ATV and had a blast. People were great. Ruins were nice.

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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is such a wonderful place to visit however one MUST make reservations ahead - small parking lot and they only have a few docents to lead the tours. Make sure you allow at least 2 hours to view both the ruins and the grotto.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Need to call for trail time. Amazing cliffside dwellings, good guide. Be sure to go to the pictographs in the other side

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps because of spring breakers, this place was crowded, and mostly required reservations. I was able to show up, and being one person, got added to the next group to go. The rocky 67 steps are still a challenge. Hint being they hand you a walking stick! Just know that and go slow. You are restricted by the "docents" in... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two things required to visit this national heritage site: a federal lands permit (National Parks pass, Golden Age pass, or the "Red Rocks" pass for this forest, which you can purchase there) AND a call ahead to make a tour reservation. It's possible ~ but not a sure thing ~ to get a tour without a reservation, but it's increasingly... More 

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Issaquah, Washington
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We added this outing to our trip on a lark, not really knowing much about it other than it required reservations. We all were pleasantly surprised at how interesting and enjoyable the whole experience was, thanks in no small part to the excellent docents who were a real pleasure. Definitely recommend getting a reservation earlier in the day when the... More 

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