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Honanki Ruins: Photos Reveal Sprawling, Ancient Pueblos

Protected lands

Honanki

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

The ruins of Honanki are protected by the U.S. Forest Service and the regulations of the 1906 Antiquities Act. The site is rustic with only a Porta Potty. There is no fresh drinking water at Honanki. Visiting the site requires a Red Rock Pass. Honanki is open to the public from 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Sedona Pink Jeep Tours Company is the official site steward of Honanki, and a representative of the company is usually at the visitor kiosk.

Finds left to uncover

Honanki

(Image credit: Linda & Dr. Dick Buscher)

The ruins of Honanki are still an active archaeological dig site found in the beautiful Verde River Valley of Central Arizona. The many human-shaped pictographs, created by shamans so many centuries ago, are still watching over the ancient home of the Sinagua people while welcoming today all who come to learn and enjoy the history, culture and environment of their people. The drive on the road to Honanki is easy, and many visitors report a uniquely spiritual experience while visiting these ancient ruins.