Arches National Park - Fiery Furnace

The Firey Furnace section of Arches National Park is a maze of sandstone rock fins and walls, some passages narrow enough to require basic climbing moves to navigate. As there are many possible trails and routes and the possibility of becoming lost is quite high, to hike in this area visitors must obtain permits from the visitor center or join a ranger-lead hike. Go to Photo Collection

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Description This view shows the Fiery Furnace from the main road. Blackbrush dominates these fine-grained, gypsum-laden soils. The shrub out of focus at lower right is mormon tea, and many individuals of this species occur throughout the view.
Date 1959
Photographer Alcorn, W. B.
Photo Source NPS

Description Although most blackbrush individuals persist, several are newly dead in the foreground view. Ephedra has spread and now figures prominently in the foreground sandy bench. Sand sagebrush and some indian ricegrass intermingle with the blackbrush and ephedra.
Date 2011-10-13
Photographer Webb, R. H.
Photo Source USGS

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