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Archaeology Field Tours

Oak Creek Dwellings Tour
Visit two private archaeological preserves

 

See Oak Creek Dwellings Picture Gallery

NOTICE: AS OF JUNE 2022, WE ARE ONLY OFFERING TOURS THROUGH MARIOTT RESIDENCE INN. 

WE HOPE TO OPEN MORE TOURS TO THE PUBLIC IN THE FUTURE.

Rates

Adults (Ages 18+): $95
Children (Ages 12-17): $85

Due to conditions at the private preserve, no children under 12 are permitted on this tour

Members receive a 15% discount on all tickets.

Please note: We require a minimum booking of 2 people for this tour

Duration

3-4 hours (starting at 8:30 am)

Where Will We Go?

First: Ottens Pueblo - This is one of the Sugarloaf Group of ruins along Oak Creek. After a challenging uphill hike, the reward is a large ruin with spectacular views.

Second: Atkeson Pueblo - This site boasts the tallest free-standing pueblo wall remaining in the Sedona/Verde Valley area.

About

  • Tours are in the Verde Valley near Sedona

  • Highest hike goes to 3,500 ft (1,067 m)

  • Meet and depart at 8:30 am from the Verde Valley Archaeology Center, 385 S. Main St., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Transportation can be provided to and from your hotel for groups of at least four. 

  • If you have fewer than 4 people on a tour and would like to discuss pickup, please call the office 567-0066.

What to Bring Recommendations

  • We encourage participants to bring snacks (trail mix or fruit) & a box lunch.

  • We provide bottled water.

  • Sun protection including hats and sunscreen year round.

  • Hiking poles are available for your use.

  • Closed-toed-shoes required

We reserve the right to deny participation to anyone with inappropriate footwear that we deem to be a safety issue.

Prohibited Items

  • Fire Arms
  • Cigarettes, Cigars, E-Cigarettes

  • Drones

  • Glass Containers

  • Alcohol

Assumption of Risk & Liability Waiver

All participants in a Field Institute tour will be required to sign an assumption of the risk and waiver of liability agreement prior to participating in the tour.

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