Windstone Arch, Valley of Fire State Park

Windstone Arch, Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

An arch within a cave! I’ve seen this interesting spot in Nevada’s Valley of Fire State Park referred to as “Windstone Arch”, “Fire Cave”, and a few other names. Admittedly, it is more of a curiosity than a grand inspiring landscape view. While this miniature setting — only about 2.5′ high — is nearly underfoot and very close to a well-traveled road, nevertheless it took me a bit of time to find it. I imagine many people walk or drive right by it without realizing it is there. Its a bit of a squeeze to line up the camera for this view. The arrangement of those round holes reminds me of some of the desert scenes in Star Wars, like they are little cliff dwelling hive-holes from which small winged alien creatures might emerge:

Fire Arch or Windstone Arch, also known as Fire Cave, is a tiny cave with a miniature arch and a group of natural pocket holes.  Many people walk by this cave without realizing it is there!, Valley of Fire State Park

Fire Arch or Windstone Arch, also known as Fire Cave, is a tiny cave with a miniature arch and a group of natural pocket holes. Many people walk by this cave without realizing it is there!
Image ID: 26475
Location: Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, USA