For nearly 200 years before they migrated to join the Hopi people on the mesas of northern Arizona, ancient people lived on the banks of the Little Colorado River, growing food and cotton in the rich, sandy soil. They built four major pueblo style villages and carried out their Katsina ceremonies as their population grew. Today, visitors can experience the quiet solitude of this high desert prehistoric settlement in an Arizona State Park of over 4000 acres, with paved roads, self guided tours of excavated features including an excavated Kiva and petroglyph trails. Visitor center with gift shop and museum, and special events. Archaeologists may be working, and docent tours may be available. Operated by Arizona State Parks and the Hopi Tribe. Beautiful modern campground available in the park with spaces for RVs and tents, showers and bathrooms. 2 miles north of Winslow on AZ Highway 87. Nominated by and recommended by the Arizona Archaeological Society which performs stabilization work of the ancient walls during several weekends each season.
Latitude: 35.0259199 Longitude: -110.629921 Elevation: 4942 ft
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Interests and Areas of Expertise
Ron is the Chair of the Arizona Archaeological Society, a group of professional and avocational archaeologists which was founded in 1964. It now has 12 Chapters throughout the state, with over 600 members. Members of the Society have worked in several of the sites nominated as well as in many sites elsewhere in Arizona, and continues to support the land managers with maintenance and preservation crew help when called upon. They are avid travelers throughout the southwest and never miss an opportunity to visit a new site or enjoy a new study opportunity. Many Arizona parks and museums in Arizona take advantage of these volunteers to do docent work as well as other tasks requiring knowledgeable, enthusiastic archaeology advocates.
Audio Walking Tour of Homolovi II Site: This audio tour is a great introduction to the park, and a great way to learn more about the area and its history. Made possible by a grant from the Arizona Humanities Council.
Hours Open8a to 5p, 7 days a week reopening March 18, 2011 with a week of events, tours, lectures & crafts.
Time Period RepresentedAD 1200 to late 1300s
Seasons Openyear round
Visitor Fees$7/carload of 4, extra persons are $3, $3 for bicycle/hiker;
ADA Accessibility Notes
Visitor center and Homolovi II village are ADA accessible, as are some pick areas and camp sites. Petroglyph and hiking trails are not ADA accessible.
Pet Friendly Notes
Pets must be on leash in the park.