The sandstone fins of the Fiery Furnace are seen in the distance, approximately 1.2 miles away, as viewed through Broken Arch. The approach to Broken Arch from the Sandstone fins to the SW is accross a broad flat plain. The trail is through a grassland area. It is an easy walk and the view is well worth the time and effort to get there.
I am often asked how the back of the arch can be illuminated when the sun is coming from the opposite direction. The answer is—there is a large rock wall/cliff behind the arch which reflects the sunlight onto the back of the arch. I am supplying a separate image from the SW approach leading to this impressive opening. One can easily see the reflection off the back wall.
EF 16-34mm @ 16mm; f/20 @ 1/8 sec; +1.67 EV; ISO 100