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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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Tough to get to, but worth the effort

This is a tough place to get to on the road and then, once you get there, it is not easy getting to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hoopsdad
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Folsom, CA
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Well preserved history!

It was so cool to see the cliff dwellings dating back to the 1500s. The hieroglyphics on the walls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
bhartman2017
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Batesville, Indiana
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795, Coconino National Forest, Sedona, AZ 86336
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is a tough place to get to on the road and then, once you get there, it is not easy getting to the sites. However, it is worth it. It is not as well preserved as one would like but, based on the number...More

Thank Hoopsdad
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so cool to see the cliff dwellings dating back to the 1500s. The hieroglyphics on the walls were very interesting too.

Thank bhartman2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the history. Great guides, Tracy was very knowledgeable and passionate about this site. Highly recommend!

Thank Tracey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short hike takes visitors to cliff dwellings & petroglyphs. The hike to the cliff dwelling is rough and uphill but the one to the petroglyphs is easy. There is a pit toilet and a small museum. Park rangers are friendly & informative.

Thank BluRavdriver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We called lunchtime for a reservation and actually got one for that afternoon. They only allow groups of 10 at a time probably because not much space at the 2 sites you climb up to. We are in mid 50's and don't exercise but consider...More

Thank HS-Susan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Be sure to schedule your time here, you will not be disappointed. Very good guides with background history to share.

Thank Ssea_10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is only about a quarter of a mile up, but it's a steep 1/4 mile up. It's worth the trek. People can go into this place & see the rooms! The ranger at the top was more then happy to answer our questions....More

1  Thank Chris-Michelle M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living 16 miles from Sedona, AZ allows me to take advantage of local historical sites. Palatine is an incredible place. US Forest Service docent volunteers will show you this amazing ruins. For me, it was the petroglyphs that enthralled me. It is found down a...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if the cliff dwellings and nearby pictographs were not located at his site, it would still be a great location to visit just for the beautiful setting alone. This heritage site is well preserved with full time protection and includes a guide to talk...More

Thank AzScubaHawk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Guided tour is worth the price; guides provide so much history about the people who lived in the rock dwellings and interesting information on the various painted images (pictographs?).

Thank Juli C
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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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Carol M
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.
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