Built into a limestone cliff wall, this five-story Sinagua dwelling is picture perfect. The best photo opportunities are a few hours before and after midday. Large sycamores offer shade along the paved trail adjacent to Beaver Creek, and photographers have been known to shoot the cliff dwelling through the crook of an accommodating tree. Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Christmas Day). Phone: (928) 567-4521.
The ancient Sinagua culture occupied Tuzigoot’s 110 ridgetop rooms overlooking the Verde River from A.D. 1000 to 1400. A paved interpretive trail leads into the dwelling for several photographic opportunities, including the log-beamed interior and scenes from the lookout deck on top. Open seven days a week, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Christmas Day).