Summary: The Honanki Indian Ruins are considered to be one of the finest ruins in the Sedona area.
Challenge Level: Easy
Hiking Distance: About 1/4 mile, 1/2 mile round trip
Trailhead Directions: From the "Y" (the intersection of State Route 89A and State Route 179), drive west on SR 89A about 3 miles and turn right on Dry Creek Road. Drive about 3 miles to the stop sign at the end of Dry Creek Road and turn left on Boynton Canyon Road. Drive about 1 1/2 miles to the next stop sign and turn left on to Boynton Pass Road. The first 2 miles is paved, turning in to a gravel road after. Drive 4 miles to a stop sign and turn right on to FR 525. After about 0.1 miles take the left fork of FR 525 and continue for another 4 1/2 miles to the parking area at GPS coordinates: 34° 56.193' N; 111° 56.078' W.
Description: The Pink Jeep Company manages The Honanki site so there aren't any volunteers or rangers stationed there (like at Palatki) and you are on your own to wander through the site. There is a metal rail fence to keep unauthorized folks out but you are very close to the structures. You may have some Jeep tours going through the site at the time you are there. The Pink Jeep Company asks that you not interfere with the tours.
Here are some photos taken by John Mezera
For those of you who have a GPS unit, I have the GPS data available for the drive to Bradshaw Overlook and the Hanonki Ruins from Uptown Sedona.
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Last Updated April 4, 2014
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