Palatki Heritage Site is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Sedona, AZ that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
Indian Ruins and Rock Art The site is actually two sites. The one to the right is Indian Ruins, while the one to the left is Rock Art.
The site itself is amazing and very well preserved, unfortunately the volunteers are less than knowledgeable and seemed to be in a great hurry to end the day.
I give it 5 stars for it's historical value and for the efforts of the government to keep this treasure well preserved. A ranger is there to tell you about the ruins you're looking at and about the people that once occupied them. Fascinating stuff if you're into this sort of thing.
As a hiking excursion, well, it's not really a hike. You will walk from a parking area to a ranger station where a friendly guide tells you where to go. A short walk up a path leads you to the ancient dwellings where you'll marvel at their splendor amidst the red rock formations.
They suggest you call ahead and let them know you're coming. I guess they don't want too many visitors rushing the fragile ancient site at once. The ranger tries to make it a one on one educational experience. They're doing a fine job.
Reservations are suggested. If you show up without a reservation, you will be asked to wait until the can work you in; it generally doesn't take that long. A volunteer is at the visitor's center, the ruin, and the rock art. Very nice!