Archaeology Field Tours

Oak Creek Dwellings Tour
Visit two private archaeological preserves


See Oak Creek Dwellings Picture Gallery

Beginning January 3, 2022 we will offer private guided tours, limited to a single family group or cohabitating individuals. For the health and well-being of all guests and employees during this time, we have made adjustments to our policies and protocols. Compliance with all Field Institute policies and procedures, is required to participate in a tour and applies to all guests, including children. Please read these policies and procedures before making a reservation. We appreciate your support of these important safety changes that ensures we can provide a fun and educational experience in compliance with government and health agency recommendations and requirements.


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


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.


  • 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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