Palatki Heritage Site
- Type: Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 2 hours to Half Day
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For a glimpse of what life was like in the red rocks during the 12th and 13th century, take a drive to the Palatki Heritage Site. These ancient cave dwellings were once the home of the Hopi tribe, and they're now among the largest cave dwellings in the area. The pictographs that cover the walls of the site amaze many visitors. Travelers also appreciate the informative and enthusiastic staff. "This was a beautiful site, with knowledgeable staff who are clearly passionate about their subject," one recent traveler tells TripAdvisor. "[A]n interpreter was available to tell people about the symbols and history of the place."
To access the site, follow Highway 89A west of the "Y" intersection, then make a right on Forest Road 525. Parking is available, but you will need a Red Rock Pass to do so. The site is open every day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and admission and tours are free. For more information, check out the Palatki Heritage Site website.