Sedona History & Museums: Palatki Ruins in Sedona Arizona

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Palatki Ruins Cultural Site

Along with its neighboring site, Honanki, the Palatki Ruins house a great deal of evidence about the lives of the ancient Sinagua Indians that occupied the area hundreds of years ago. The Sinagua still hold a very strong presence in Red Rock Country, which will become apparent when you visit these remarkable dwellings. Read More

  • Get a glimpse into the lives of the Sinagua when you visit their ancient ruins. 
  • See the intricate rock art of all the native cultures to ever occupy the Verde Valley. 
  • Learn about the ancient cultures of Sedona and the Verde Valley.

What can I do and see at Palatki Ruins Cultural Site?

There are two trails at the Palatki Site. One leads to a view of the Sinagua cliff dwellings, and the other to the alcoves that contain pictographs and rock art from all the native cultures that occupied the area.

There is also a visitor center and bookstore located near the parking lot. There you will learn more about the native cultures of the area, the ruins, and the preservation process.

Where is Palatki Ruins Cultural Site?

From Sedona, take Hwy 89a west through West Sedona. Just past mile marker 365, turn right onto Forest Road 525, the road bears left after 5 miles, continue onto Forest Road 795 for 2 miles to the Palatki parking lot.

When is Palatki Ruins Cultural Site open?

Open daily from 9:30am-3pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How much does Palatki Ruins Cultural Site cost?

You will need a Red Rock Pass to visit the cultural site. Passes can be purchased on site at Palatki during normal business hours (9:30am-3pm).

Who can I call if I have more questions?

For questions and to make reservations before you visit please call Red Rock Ranger District (928) 282-4119 or Palatki (928) 282-3854.

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