Arch Rock at Valley of Fire
Located near the Arch Rock Campground, Arch Rock is easy to access and is a must-see photo opportunity. Arch Rock spans approximately 13’x 8′.
If you are wanting to photograph the Arch Rock at the Valley of Fire, I recommend later in the afternoon as the morning sun shines through the arch making it difficult to photograph without sunbursts. The image above is a view from behind at approximately 7:00 AM. Photography friends have stated that the sunsets from behind and through the arch can be spectacular on a cloudy day.
When you view the arch from the backside, you will see the only pictographs in Valley of Fire State Park, which are located on the rocks to the left of the arch.
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Unable to withstand the blasting of strong winds and the slowly dissolving away rains of the cementing material holding its sand grains together, the rock weakened allowing an arch to form. Eventually, it will grow too large for its support and natures forces will complete their work of destruction.