Palatki Heritage Site Tours

Coconino National Forest Recreation

PLEASE NOTE that in addition to the ticket, an Interagency or Red Rock Pass is required for entry. A Red Rock Pass may be purchased on site.


To purchase an Interagency Pass:

To purchase a Red Rock Pass


Located northwest of Sedona, Arizona, the Palatki Heritage Site is one of the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock Country between C.E. 1150-1350. The dwelling stands much as described and photographed by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, in 1895 from the Smithsonian Institution, who gave them name of Palatki, Hopi for Red House. In addition to the excellently preserved dwelling, there is “Rock Art”, Pictographs and Petroglyphs indicating that the area has been utilized by people as far back as 12,000 B.C.E. Many cultures left their “marks” through the ages for you to experience up close. To protect these sites, we have experienced guides who will assist you in understanding the people who lived here and their cultures.


The main tour for the site includes the Dwelling and the Grotto “Rock Art” site. These 1-hour tours leave the visitor center every half hour starting at 9:30 AM and the last tour leaves at 2:00 PM, expect to spend 1 1/2 hours on site. The tours are offered 7 days a week. Total walking distance for the basic tour is 1 mile which includes 60 fairly strenuous, uneven steps to the Dwelling site. Please know your limitations. An extended tour of the area includes the Roasting Pit, Bear Alcove and Water Catchment, areas in addition to the basic tour. Including the Basic tour this tour lasts 2 hours and is led by a guide.

PLEASE NOTE that in addition to the ticket, an Interagency or Red Rock Pass is required for entry. A Red Rock Pass may be purchased on site.


To purchase an Interagency Pass:

To purchase a Red Rock Pass


Located northwest of Sedona, Arizona, the Palatki Heritage Site is one of the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock Country between C.E. 1150-1350. The dwelling stands much as described and photographed by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, in 1895 from the Smithsonian Institution, who gave them name of Palatki, Hopi for Red House. In addition to the excellently preserved dwelling, there is “Rock Art”, Pictographs and Petroglyphs indicating that the area has been utilized by people as far back as 12,000 B.C.E. Many cultures left their “marks” through the ages for you to experience up close. To protect these sites, we have experienced guides who will assist you in understanding the people who lived here and their cultures.


The main tour for the site includes the Dwelling and the Grotto “Rock Art” site. These 1-hour tours leave the visitor center every half hour starting at 9:30 AM and the last tour leaves at 2:00 PM, expect to spend 1 1/2 hours on site. The tours are offered 7 days a week. Total walking distance for the basic tour is 1 mile which includes 60 fairly strenuous, uneven steps to the Dwelling site. Please know your limitations. An extended tour of the area includes the Roasting Pit, Bear Alcove and Water Catchment, areas in addition to the basic tour. Including the Basic tour this tour lasts 2 hours and is led by a guide.

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Tickets are released 120 days in advanced on a rolling daily release. 

Changes and Cancellations

Should the site close for weather, forest closures or other reasons the ticket fee will be refunded. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

PO BOX 20429 Sedona AZ 86341

Phone Number

928-282-3849

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