If you are visiting Sedona, you need to make the trip out to the Honanki Heritage Site to view the ancient pictographs. It is about 20 miles northwest of town, on Forest Service Road 525 (N. Loy Butte Rd.).
The Heritage Site is a Sinaguan cliff dwelling and pictograph site in the Coconino National Forest in north-central Arizona. And, it was occupied between AD 1130 and 1280.
Photographs from Honanki Heritage Site
Pictographs are a key feature of the site. Some of the pictographs are as old as 2000 BCE. However, most of the pictographs are additions from the Sinagua peoples dating between 900 and 1300 CE. After the Sinagua habitation, Yavapai and Apache people moved into this area. In fact, these two groups are responsible for the pictographs dating between 1400 and 1875 CE.
Other Sinaguan Sites
Honanki is one of four sites around Sedona that should be on every photographers itinerary. The other three sites are:
Learn more about Honanki Heritage Site
Here are some resources to help you plan your visit to Honanki:
- Check the United States Forest Service site for up-to-date site information and driving directions: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/outdoorlearning/recarea/?recid=55318&actid=119
- Download this forest service guide to Honanki, as well as nearby heritage resources: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprd3806979.pdf
- Read the Honanki portion of Jesse Fewkes’ monograph, ARCHEOLOGICAL EXPEDITION TO ARIZONA IN 1895. Project Gutenberg publishes this monographs and it is available at : https://www.gutenberg.org/files/23691/23691-h/23691-h.htm#Page_558
- This is the Verde Valley Archaeology Center’s dedicated page about Honanki: https://www.verdevalleyarchaeology.org/Honanki
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