Sears-Kay Ruins

The Sears-Kay Indian Ruins are a short drive North of Phoenix and great for a day trip. The area was victim to a terrible forest fire in September 2020, and many of the Saguaros were killed. See below for before and after photos.

There is a bathroom at the trailhead, but no running water.

It is one of our favorite hikes, because on the hike you will see the remains of what once was a fortification of the Hohokam culture, called the Sear-Kay Ruins. Helpful signs help you envision the fortified homes. (See the photos below.) The stones remaining from the dwellings are approximately a foot and a half high. It is easy to see the various rooms in the ancient homes.

To get to the Sears-Kay Ruins there is a relatively easy uphill hike if you start on the North Trail entrance. If you continue on the loop, there are some slightly steep trails going down from the Ruins.

Before the fire at Sears-Kay in September 2020

Sears Kay Ruins After the Fire

The Ancient Indian Ruins

About Susan Metoxen

I own a small company based in Hopkins, Minnesota that develops websites with a specialization in E-commerce websites. My development skills are in PHP, mySql, HTML, CSS, and WordPress. I have a passion for education and I teach for Saint Paul College as a part-time instructor. In addition to my more recent work as a developer, I have thirty years of experience in health care administration, including Medicaid managed care, provider relations, and hospital accounts receivable. I have an M.B.A. from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, and a B.A. from Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan.