Hikes & Excursions

Member-Only Hikes

One of the advantages of Membership is the ability to participate in guided hikes to archaeological sites. Watch this page for announcements of upcoming hikes. Most are free but a few have small fees to cover expenses. 

All participants must agree to follow the VVAC Hiking rules, click HERE to download. 

Thursday, November 17th at 9:30am
Max 12 Participants

Join Richard McGaugh for a visit to two of his favorite places, Honanki and Palatki. They were two of the largest cliff dwellings in the Red Rock country and occupied between 1150 – 1350 CE by the Southern Sinagua.

The Ancestral Puebloan People called the Sinagua enjoyed the beauty of the red rocks just as we do today. They were first investigated and described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, turn-of-the century archaeologist for the Smithsonian Institution. A Red Rock Pass or America the Beautiful Pass required on all vehicles parked at our cultural sites.

Directions: Take Hwy. 89A through West Sedona and continue past the last traffic light for five miles. Just past mile marker 365, turn right onto Forest Road 525. Follow Forest Road 525 for 9.5 miles. Just past the cattleguard at Loy Canyon trailhead you will bear to the left to go around some private property.

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Stay tuned for our next exciting Excursion!