Sears Kay

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Sears Kay Ruin offers the visitor a glimpse of a distinctive lifestyle that existed long before Columbus. Self-guided 1-mile loop trail will take you through Hohokom Ruins. The site of Sears Kay Ruin was first occupied about 1500 AD. Point of Interest along the Great Western Trail. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

At a Glance

Fees No Fees
Open Season: Year round
Restrictions: Stay limit 1 day, day use only, no trailers. Please help us protect our national heritage. It is a priceless and a non-renewable resource. To report looting or vandalism at this or any other archeological or historic site please call 1-800-VANDALS. 3 Ramadas w/ picnic tables & grills, trash service, no drinking water, paved parking for 8 vehicles.
Restroom: Vault toilets (accessible)

General Information


From Carefree, take Cave Creek Road/Seven Springs Rd./Forest Road (FR) 24 for 14 miles north to Sears Kay. View and download a map.

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3,300 feet