There are two trails at Palatki Heritage Site, one trail that takes you to the Sinagua cliff dwellings, and a second that goes to the rock art alcoves. Neither trail is very difficult, but good walking shoes are recommended. Unfortunately, there is no handicapped access to any of the sites. Rest facilities and water are available. There is another cliff dwelling and rock art site, Honanki ("Bear House") located nearby; ask for directions at Palatki Heritage Site. A number of local jeep tour operators include Honanki (but not Palatki Heritage Site) on some of their excursions.
People looking at Rock Art at Palatki
The Palatki Heritage Site cliff dwelling and rock art site is located near the town of Sedona in north-central Arizona. Currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service under the Red Rock Pass Program, the site is open to the general public for visits seven days a week (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). A small visitor center and bookstore, run by the Arizona Natural History Association, is located a short distance from the parking lot. Reservations are required. Call Palatki at (928) 282-3854 between 9:30 a.m and 3:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Information is also available at the Red Rock Ranger District at (928) 282-4119, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You should allow at least 1-2 hours to see and appreciate the site. The entrance gate is closed about 1/2 hour before the site itself closes. Hours: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 7 days a week (subject to weather conditions). If there has been rain or snow recently, it is recommended that you contact the South Gateway Visitor Center to learn the condition of the roads to Palatki Heritage Site. If the roads are impassable, Palatki Heritage Site will be closed; signs indicating the closed status will normally be posted at key access points. A Red Rock Pass (or equivalent) is required on all vehicles parked at our Cultural Sites. This pass can be purchased at these sites during normal hours of operation.