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Palatki Ruins

Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3854
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Informative and Interesting

Altogether, this was an interesting trip. The site isn't far from Sedona at all. The last 7 miles... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sue4474
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Take a step back in time to understand Sinaqua life

I learn something with each visit to Palatki. The drive from 89A is mostly on gravel road. Drive... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
margaretcF2842HQ
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“dirt road” (61 reviews)
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Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Altogether, this was an interesting trip. The site isn't far from Sedona at all. The last 7 miles of the road are through the dessert on a gravel road, which adds a little to the adventure. There's no charge for the tour. The site was...More

Thank Sue4474
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I learn something with each visit to Palatki. The drive from 89A is mostly on gravel road. Drive slowly and appreciate the desert surroundings, the cliffs you're approaching, the animals that may slither across the road in front of you. Call ahead and reserve a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a federal Forest Service interpretive center managed exclusively by dedicated volunteers. There are two guide sites- one to the ancient ruins that housed ancient Sanigua peoples in cliff-side dwellings. The second site housed the more ritualistic spiritualism of these people, including petroglyphs and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Crazy to think of how old these ruins are. The guides were very informative. To the cave drawings is a mild climb. Bit of an out of the way drive but worth it.

Thank Sue B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A highlight of our trip! Fascinating, knowledgeable Rangers, 12,000 years of Native American history, and despite a very long bumpy drive on dirt roads with lots of rocks at 10mph, we are so happy to have made the trip right up to the wall of...More

Thank Kara H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife, sister in law & I visited Palatki in April. The volunteer rangers were great to talk to, they live on site and there is a small visitors center dedicated to information about the site. A short walk from there is the ruins, where...More

Thank Dano72
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent and well worth viewing. Great information, easy access making this a quick but interesting stop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was fascinating. Yet another place to go back to and spend some time at. The visitor center was beautiful lots of information. We did not walk up to the ruins but could see it quite well from the information center.

Thank tmswank
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a bucket list stop for us and it didn't disappoint. The only downside is we were there during monsoon season, so the tour was cut short due to risk of lightning strikes. The ruins are beautiful and it was a very austere place...More

1  Thank Pat K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reservations are required as the site is not open everyday - you cannot just show up and see the ruin - they have reservations now to control the amount of people who visit and keep the looters at bay! Located about 15 miles from Enchantment...More

Thank Shelley C
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Malia L
24 October 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.
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Madelon S
9 February 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.
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Judith T
20 January 2017|
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Response from OSUfanHouston | Reviewed this property |
Depends on the mobility issue, wheelchairs and walkers would be difficult due to terrain, with the proper companion other challenges could be met. i would discuss the challenge with the Pink Jeep Tour Company, largest in... More
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