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Exploring My World – V bar V ranch

These are some of the 1032+ identified petroglyphs at V bar V ranch. The historical site is located right off I17 at the southern exit to Sedona. It’s east of the freeway by about 1 mile.

The V bar V was one of many ranches in the area. The family preserved the petroglyphs and donated the land. Red Rocks pass (same pass used around Sedona) can be purchased here. Its a level trail that is about 1500 feet from parking lot to petroglyphs. Morning sun will get you best pictures. And don’t wait till afternoon the hours are limited. They are open Friday thru Monday, 9AM to 3PM

Palatki Heritage Site

http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/coconino/recreation/ohv/recarea/?recid=55368&actid=119

A little tiny dot on the map on the west side of Sedona has a great little stop. The site has petroglyph along a rock face, a small shelter built on to the cliff face and a cliff dwelling.   If you have purchased a Red Rock Pass, it works here too.  (Seriously, $15 a week good for about everything that charges to get in. A tourist can’t beat this).  They close at 3:00pm.  The gateman will let you out after 3:00.

The road in is graciously called “Primitive”.  Gravel roads have..Gravel.  This has mud, gravel and rock.  A car will make the trip.   But even in a SUV,is not smooth.   One more thing..

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Yes, the sign is correct.  And they don’t look both ways before they cross..

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But we are here for petroglyph and other things.  Of course, I missed the last tour to the cliff dwelling.   The petroglyph come with a guide.  You check in at a house at the bottom of the hill.   They animus announce your presence.   And you walk about a 1/4 mile.

Don’t touch the artifacts they are heavily guarded!

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The story boards include long time favorites like Kokopelli, zigzag lines, and a creation myth.

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