Hidden Treasures

Today our adventure took us well off the beaten path.

We bounced down six long miles on a dirt road today, determined to visit the Palatki Heritage Site, one of the two largest cliff dwelling sites found among the red rocks in the Sedona, Arizona area.

After a short walk up through the trees to the bottom of the cliff, we reached the ruins of the ancient Sinagua people who lived in the area from 1150 – 1300 A.D. A ranger was on hand to explain a little bit of what is known about the lives of cliff dwellers.

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8 thoughts on “Hidden Treasures

  1. Lori Oliver-Tierney

    I love cliff dwellings. Something sacred about them. Looks like you are having a wonderful time. Happy trails

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  2. Great photos, looks like a fabulous place to hike and explore. Those cliff dwellings near Sedona are something special for sure.

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  3. Jamey

    Wow! Walking along the same paths that were taken by those who lived there! Fascinating! The formations and colors of the rocks along with the engineering skills is so amazing! I walked the trail (Easy😊) at the Walnut Canyon National Monument near Flagstaff. Not the same colors or geology, but I found it to be a quiet, peaceful, pretty, and very interesting! Picturing the daily life and culture of those who utilized the cliffs to create communities…

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    • The cliff dwellers in this area had some pretty idyllic spots. Must have been a pretty good life.
      We were told about Walnut Canyon…not sure we’ll make it up to Flagstaff area, but it’s on our radar. Homeward bound soon.


  4. Deborah Gudger

    I’m starting to doubt that we’ll see you before we leave for most of May… : ( I’m loving your adventures-especially the visit to the cliff dwellings!

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  5. It is hard to believe that this civilization could survive in the harsh environment of the Arizona desert . Food and water were challenging needs to fill. Joe

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