Summary: One of the nicest examples of cliff dwellings of the Sinagua and later Indians in the Sedona area
Challenge Level: Easy
Hiking Distance: About 0.6 miles one way, 1.2 miles round trip to the Ruins; about 0.3 miles one way, 0.6 miles to the Rock Art
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 right fork of FR 525 and continue for another 1 3/4 miles to the parking area.
Description: Palatki is now available to visitors on a limited basis. Tours for up to 10 visitors at a time will be conducted every 30 minutes, beginning at 10:00 a.m. Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes before a scheduled tour time. You should call for reservations before arriving (928) 282-3854. Those with reservations will be given first priority to visit the dwellings. There is no cost beyond the cost of a Red Rock Pass. They will ask your last name, how many in your party and which time slot do you want. After you park, walk to the Visitor Center and check in. Then continue down the path and either go right to the Ruins, or left to the Rock Art.
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Last Updated April 10, 2013
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