Fiery Furnace Photo Gallery
The Fiery Furnace offers a labyrinth of narrow passageways and abrupt dead-ends among a series of sandstone fins. Though it does not encompass a very large area, it is easy to become disoriented or lost. For this reason, and to protect native plants and soils, visitors must join a guided hike, or obtain a special permit, in order to enter the Fiery Furnace.
While there is no substitute for actually joining a hike, this gallery provides a brief glimpse of the experience. The images were taken on April 14, 2005 during one of the daily guided walks. These images are not intended for commercial purposes: model releases are not available.
Did You Know?
Edward Abbey worked as a seasonal park ranger at Arches in the late 1950s. His 1968 memoir of this experience, "Desert Solitaire," has become a classic of desert literature.