The honanki heritage site is a cliff dwelling and rock art site located in the coconino national forest about 15 miles 24 km west of sedona arizonathe sinagua people of the ancestral puebloans and ancestors of the hopi people lived here from about 1100 to 1300 ad. Like palatki there is a stunning collection of pictographs and cliff dwellings.
Honanki which means bear house is believed to have been one of the largest sinagua communities in the verde valley.
Honanki heritage site az. Archaeologists use the term sinagua for the archaeological culture associated with these locations. Just outside present day sedona various american indians visited the verde valley and left their mark. Honanki and its sister site palatki were the largest cliff dwellings of the red rock country between ad 1150 1350the sinagua ancestors of the hopi lived here preparing meals raising their families and making tools from stone leather and wood.
After more than a year i was able to return to sedona see honanki the sister site of palatki. The palatki heritage site is nearby also in the coconino national forest. We made it in a toyota corolla but my girlfriend was grinding her.
All reviews ancient ruins pink jeep thousand years heritage site dirt road pictographs and petroglyphs native american ruins short hike wheel drive come alive rock walls high clearance sedona atv. Honanki ruins sedona arizona. One of those trips consists visiting the honanki heritage site.
This particular site is one of the largest red rock dwellings in the history of the area. Banner image by mfield matthew field via wikimedia commons sister heritage sites palatki and honanki were the largest cliff dwellings in the red rock country from about ad. The drive to the ruins is hard on your car.
The roads are not regularly maintained by the county and there are a few really rough spots. Honanki ruins sedona az honanki heritage site. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year round.
The honanki ruins and heritage site is a nearly 1000 year old cliff dwelling that was once inhabited by the ancestors of the hopi tribe. About the honanki heritage site. Such beauty and also learned some history about honanki.
Honanki heritage site. The first full time settlers at honanki were. With the backdrop of beautiful red rock formations its no wonder that people have been drawn to this region for millennia.
It was inhabited around 1150 ad. Honanki notice the sunmoon drawing above the ruin. A representative of the company is at the visitor kiosk for you to sign in and to answer general questions.
Honanki heritage site is a 06 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near sedona arizona that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The pink jeep tours company is the official site steward. The dwellings at honanki are less intact than at honanki but it is no less worth a visit.
This is a unique experience that you will not soon forget. Cliff dwellings and rock art sites at each location are currently. Honanki means badger house in hopi.