Famous ‘Windstone’ Arch Destroyed at Valley of Fire

I was dismayed to learn today that the famous and often photographed Windstone Arch (or Windstone Cave) has been destroyed (see photo below). I took the above photo just a few years ago while visiting the Valley of Fire State Park with some fellow photographers. Friend Myron Hensel had his 4×5 camera taking some great shots. Here’s the video we made, which includes footage of Windstone:

Valley of Fire State Park confirmed in a Facebook post that the arch had been destroyed and found the remains nearby.

Unsubstantiated reports indicate a person did break the arch. The Valley of Fire is a world-famous location that attracts large numbers of visitors every year. The location of places like this are much more easily discovered online and incidents like this are the unfortunate consequence.

Photo by Justin McAffee

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