Palatki Heritage Site is one of the largest cliff dwellings of Red Rock Country dating between C.E. 1150 - 1350
Address: 10290 North Forest Service Road #795, Sedona, Ariz.
Reservations are required at this ancient Heritage Site.
Palatki means "Red House" in Hopi and consists of two separate pueblos, which suggests that two families or kin groups may have lived here. The circular symbol, found above the dwelling, is an ancient pictograph that has been interpreted by archaeologists as being a clan symbol.
The petroglyphs and pictographs predate the cliff dwellings. Some drawings and symbols are estimated to be 5,000 - 6,000 years old.
The site is accessible by guided tours only, with the last tour at 2:00 p.m. There are two trails in the park, one to view the Sinagua cliff dwellings, and a second to view the pictographs and petroglyphs.
Red Rock Pass required. No pets.
Tip: The road is bumpy and unpaved. Hours: 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Reservations required. 928.282.3854 or online at recreation.gov.
Directions from Honanki to Palataki: Head east on Forest 525 Rd/N Loy Butte Rd toward Loy Canyon Trail. 3.1 mi. Turn left to stay on Forest 525 Rd for 1.2 mi. Take a sharp left onto Forest Rd. Destination on the right.