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Red Rock District
Coconino National Forest

P. O. Box 20429
Sedona, AZ 86341-0429

8375 State Route 179, Sedona, Arizona
(Just south of the Village of Oak Creek)

Administrative Offices:
(928) 282-4119 or
(928) 203-7500

Visitor Information
(928) 203-2900

Forest Supervisor's Office
1824 S. Thompson St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001

(928) 527-3600

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Honanki Heritage Site - 6000 years of Arizona Rock Art

The Honanki Heritage Site cliff dwelling and rock art site is located near the town of Sedona in north-central Arizona. Currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service under the [photo] Honanki ruinsRed Rock Pass Program, the site is open to the general public for visits seven days a week 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas).

The Sinagua, ancestors of the Hopi, lived here from about AD1100 to 1300 preparing meals, raising their families, and making tools from stone, leather, and wood. Nearby they hunted for deer and rabbit, tended various crops, and gathered edible wild plants.

To Honanki Heritage Site From Sedona: Take 89A south from the "Y" (away from Oak Creek Canyon). About 1/2 mile south of Milemarker 365, at a group of mailboxes, turn right onto a dirt road (Forest Road 525; passable for passenger cars when dry), and drive 10.2 miles to Honanki Heritage Site and the parking lot.

Alternatively, those with high-clearance vehicles and/or a sense of adventure can turn right on Dry Creek Road off 89A (south of the "Y", still in the town of Sedona) and follow the signs for Enchantment Resort/Loy Butte. At the road to the Enchantment Resort, turn left onto Boynton Pass Road (FR 152C), and follow the signs for Loy Butte/Palatki (FR 525 to FR 795, pass FR 795 and continue up 525 2.5 miles to Honanki). This road is generally passable to passenger cars when dry, but it is not regularly maintained by the County and has some rough and rocky stretches. The compensation for abusing your motor vehicle are wonderful views of the red rock formations that Sedona is so famous for.

GPS: N34° 56' 19.032", W-111° 55' 59.9874"

Fees: A Red Rock Pass (or equivalent) is required on all vehicles parked at our Cultural Sites. This pass can be purchased at these sites during normal hours of operation.


  • The only facilities at Honanki are Vault-type Toilets. No drinking water available.
  • Pets are not allowed on the grounds of our Heritage Sites.

[graphic] Map showing tht location of Honanki and Palatki ruins

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