Archaeological Sites

There are literally thousands of Archaeological Sites in the Verde Valley and surrounding ares. The Sinaguan people left evidence of their existence and their shelters everywhere. In Sedona they are mostly found in caves and other overhanging rock. That natural protection has kept several of those sites reasonably preserved. The bulk of the remaining sites were built in open terrain and have not faired as well fully exposed to the weather.

Of the nine public sites listed below, Five have dwellings that are protected by some form of rock overhang. They are Palatki, Honanki, both Montezuma Castle & Well and Walnut Canyon. Three were built in the open, Tuzigoot, Eldon Pueblo and Wapatki. Montezuma Well also has a ruin on the pathway that was built in the open. V Bar V has no ancient dwellings, but features the largest Petroglyph Site in the Verde Valley.

Eldon Pueblo, Walnut Canyon and Wapatki are all in the Flagstaff area. C

“Palatki” has a large dwelling with two clan symbols (pictographs) above it. There is also two other sites with multiple pictographs. This site is free to the public with a Red Rock Pass.

“Honanki” has one large dwelling and several smaller units and multiple pictographs. This site is free to the public with a Red Rock Pass.

“V Bar V”

“Montezuma Well”

“Montezuma Castle”

“Tuzigoot”

“Wapatki”

See what the Forest Service has to say about Sedona area “Red Rock Cultural Sites”