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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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It Was the Best of Guides, It Was the Worst of Guides

If we had done only the first half of the tour, this would be a five-star location. Paul was an... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Madison, Wisconsin
Great interpreters

We drove out there in a new Jaguar, which I'm not sure I'd do again due to the rocky road. We took... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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 yesterday

If we had done only the first half of the tour, this would be a five-star location. Paul was an excellent guide, bringing a wealth of information to the experience. John, on the other hand, needs to do a lot more homework before he is...More

Thank SuperTed19
Reviewed 5 days ago

We drove out there in a new Jaguar, which I'm not sure I'd do again due to the rocky road. We took it slow, but I think we got some small scratches from flying rocks. That said, the road is flat and well maintained, and...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot to see cliff dwelling ruins. Takes about 30 minutes to get there from Sedona. Call ahead for reservations for a tour as they only take about 10 people at a time up to the ruins site

Thank Mike L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved our visit to the Palatki Heritage Center. We hiked in Sedona, took jeep tours, flew a helicopter into the Grand Canyon, and toured Antelope Canyon, and this was one of the favorite things we did on our trip. I liked the isolation...More

4  Thank Pennymohr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Guides on site were knowledgable and helpful. The Indian paintings were interesting. Appreciate that this area is now protected.

Thank sculptorfire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I visited and were lucky enough to see the dwellings, pictographs, and the agave fire pits. The docents are friendly and informative. To get to the dwelling requires a bit of walking and climbing up stone steps. They provide walking sticks for...More

1  Thank Tfox324
Reviewed 14 December 2017

Palatki Heritage Site seems to have been more frequently used as a ceremonial meeting place than living quarters; though, so homes were built and occupied for one or two hundred years. The site is fairly well preserved and not modernized like Montezuma Castle. You'll get...More

1  Thank sedamazonian
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I always wanted to visit Indian ruins, this place does not disappoint! impressive tour guides, hike is not for the weak hearted, wear good tracker shoes and bring your camera- enjoy!

2  Thank traceyabraham
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Read reviews that this was worth the trip along gravel roads and it did not disappoint. The guide was knowledgeable and gave much information. Very glad that the public is not allowed to "tramp" among the actual ruins so that they remain for future generations....More

Thank ReisenFrau2013
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Yes call ahead to be sure you can see everything. The professionals leading the tour groups seem very knowledgeable and do well with explaining what happened when and why There are lots of things to see in this beautiful Red Rock mountain area.

Thank Michael M
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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.
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.
Judith T
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