Palatki Heritage

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This flat, dirt, and gravel road provides access to the Palatki Heritage Site. The road is signed and mapped as FR 795, as it branches off Loy Butte Road, FR 525. Most passenger cars with 2WD should be able to navigate during dry weather conditions.

The Coconino National Forest website offers the most up-to-date information on visitation. Reservations and a Red Rock permit are required to visit the Heritage Site but not to run the trail.

The Palatki Heritage Site and its sister site, Honanki, were the largest cliff dwellings in the Red Rock Country between AD 1150 and 1350. There are three trails at Palatki Heritage Site. One trail takes you up to the Sinagua cliff dwellings. This trail includes 60 uneven fairly strenuous steps. Please be aware of personal limitations. Another is wheelchair accessible and takes you to a view of the dwellings. The third goes to the alcoves that shelter the painted pictographs and petroglyphs from every native culture to ever occupy the Verde Valley.

No camping or campfires are permitted along this trail. Loy Butte Road has designated dispersed camping available nearby.