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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?

Pinyon Pine

Pinyon trees do not produce pine nuts every year. These delicious nuts can only be harvested every three to seven years. This irregular schedule prevents animals from adapting to an abundance of pine nuts and guarantees that at least some nuts will become new trees instead of a quick meal.