- 0.1 There are three trails at palatki heritage site one trail that takes you up to the sinagua cliff dwellings one that takes you to a view of the dwellings and a third that goes to the alcoves that shelter the painted symbols or pictographs from every native culture to ever occupy the verde valley.
Visitors will be accompanied on site by trained volunteer tour guides. Palatki heritage site palatki was first documented by dr.
There are three trails at palatki heritage site one trail that takes you up to the sinagua cliff dwellings one that takes you to a view of the dwellings and a third that goes to the alcoves that shelter the painted symbols or pictographs from every native culture to ever occupy the verde valley.
Palatki heritage site reservations. We made reservations in the morning and were there 45 minutes later. To make a reservation. Simply exploring the area surrounding this former settlement is a great way to spend a day but it.
Banner image by mfield matthew field via wikimedia commons sister heritage sites palatki and honanki were the largest cliff dwellings in the red rock country from about ad. 1150 and 1350 take a drive to the palatki heritage site. The phone number they list is for all of the local ruins and if you call they are scheduling you for the palatki heritage site so make sure you clarify this whenif you call.
Archaeologists use the term sinagua for the archaeological culture associated with these locations. You are free to browse honanki all by yourself. This site offers guided tours of cliff dwellings left behind by the sinagua culture as well as magnificent petroglyphs and pictographs.
Both sites were staffed by forest service personel but the honanki site is owned by the pink jeep co. Cliff dwellings and rock art sites at each location are currently. Call palatki at 928 282 3854 between 930 am.
You will need a reservation to visit the palatki site. Jesse walter fewkes of the smithsonian institution in 1895 and again in 1911. Plan on taking at least 30 minutes from the time you leave sedona to get to palatki.
For a glimpse of what life was like in the red rocks between ad. Fewkes in 1895 show surprisingly little change. This is not for honanki even though you may have a brochure that tells you this under the honanki section.
Passenger cars can get to palatki but drivers need to go slowly and carefully. It offers a nice change of pace from visiting all of the natural wonders in sedona to seeing how people lived among these beautiful lands long ago. The forest road 525 part from palatki to honanki seemed rougher than forest road 795 that i got on from boynton canyon road to palatki.
If you plan on going on to nearby honanki heritage site no reservations needed there heres map between them. These ancient cliff dwellings were once the home of the hopi tribe and. A comparison to photos taken by dr.
The roads to palatki are rough gravel roads. I would highly recommend visiting both. Palatki heritage site is located in red rock country and is protected by the us.
They are easy to find. But regardless just go slow because the trip and the destination is so worth it. Today the honanki heritage site is not home for anyone but it is open for the enjoyment of all.
How to get there.