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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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Native American Ruins in Sedona

The Palatki Ruins are about a 30 minute drive from downtown Sedona and if you are interested in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Fascinating History! Call ahead to secure a spot.

My brother & I came to visit these ruins during our recent trip to Sedona. About 4 miles before... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
+1 928-282-3854
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Palatki Ruins are about a 30 minute drive from downtown Sedona and if you are interested in archaeological ruins, Palatki is worth a visit. The site is staffed by volunteer guides who give tours and run the small gift shop. The sites consists of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother & I came to visit these ruins during our recent trip to Sedona. About 4 miles before you reach the parking lot, the paved road ends and becomes a dirt/gravel road. Any passenger car can make it, but it is a little slow...More

2  Thank PhlegmMaster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This beautiful spot is well worth the tiny inconvenience of driving the rough road. Slow down a little and enjoy the views as you approach the ruins. One thing that I didn't know before going, and I should have, is that the site closes promptly...More

Thank WEB_Jr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband called a few days in advance to make a reservation. The lady that answered the phone told us the last tour for Sundays was at 3. We booked a 2:15 reservation since we were leaving the area the following week. We left our...More

1  Thank rvtraveler122
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Very easy 1/4 mile walk to ruins then back. The valley is majestic. The red rock formation is the same you see elsewhere but it is different by being in an isolated valley. It took my breath away. The information from guide is very good....More

1  Thank Grapevinetx
Reviewed 18 May 2017

The hike to the historical ruins and the grotto were reasonable and could be handled by most healthy adults and children. The guides who spoke at both sites were wonderfully knowlegable and really provided excellent insight into how the sites were used and the various...More

Thank Lois2448
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The visit starts with an easy hike to a trail that heads up via stone steps and through rocks. This part is a bit more challenging, but made less so with use of the walking sticks distributed at the visitors center. This hikes are guided...More

Thank Karen P
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We've been to a lot of ruins in Arizona lately and these are not the biggest but some of the nicest for both location as well as relative ease to get to once at the park. Weird thing is you need a guide to take...More

Thank Mark107
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Since we crossed the border into Arizona on our vacation we've been visiting several ruins. The last time we were in Sedona we were unable to make it out to Palatki Ruins so we made a point of seeing them this time. This site requires...More

Thank ragsdad
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

The location itself of the 800 year old ruins is spectacular. The ruins themselves are interesting. But the pictographs and petroglyphs spanning from one that's possible Clovis all the way up to the 1800s are uniquely fascinating! They wouldn't be without the superb volunteer guides...More

Thank linwood14
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Madelon S
How much does it cost, trying to budget my trip.
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.
Judith T
Can handicapped people take the tour of the ruins
20 January 2017|
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
Carol M
How do you become a docente volunteer for the Palatki Ruins?
5 January 2017|
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Response from travelercb212 | Reviewed this property |
I asked while I was there. You need to go through the national park service.