Palatki Heritage Site, AZ

US Forest Service

Palatki Heritage Site

Palatki Heritage Site - Ancient Cliff Dwelling and Pictographs Sheltered by Colorful Cliffs of Red Canyon The Palatki Heritage Site and its sister site, Honanki , were the largest cliff dwellings...[more]

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From Sedona: Take Hwy. 89A through West Sedona and continue past the last traffic light for five miles. Just past mile marker 365, turn right onto Forest Road 525. Go north for 5 miles and when F.R. 525 bears left, continue straight ahead onto Forest Road 795 for two miles. This road will lead directly into the Palatki parking lot.

An alternative way to access Palatki it to travel through west Sedona on Hwy. 89A, turn right onto Dry Creek Rd. There are signs at every intersection that will direct you towards Palatki. At the end of Dry Creek Road, turn left onto Boynton Pass Road (FR 152C). At the next stop sign, turn left again. In a couple of miles, the pavement will end and you should continue on the rough gravel road for three miles until you reach another T intersection where you should turn right. It is 2 miles to Palatki from this intersection. These roads are generally passable to passenger cars when dry, but it is not regularly maintained by the County and has some rough and rocky stretches.

From Cottonwood: Take 89A north from Cottonwood. About 1/2 mile north of mile marker 364, turn left onto a dirt road (Forest Road 525 to Forest Road 795; passable for passenger cars when dry), and drive 7 miles to Palatki Heritage Site and the parking lot.

Note: The roads to Palatki are rough gravel roads. Passenger cars can get to Palatki but drivers need to go slowly and carefully. Plan on taking at least 30 minutes from the time you leave Sedona to get to Palatki. After substantial rain and snow, Palatki Heritage Site may be closed; signs indicating the closed status will normally be posted at key access points.  

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