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 Red 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
- Pets are not allowed on the grounds of our Heritage Sites.