Fiery Furnace Hikes

Currently, the Fiery Furance area is open to self-guided exploration permits only. Self-Guided Fiery Furnace Exploration Permits are available on Recreation.gov. Ranger-led tours are not yet scheduled for 2021.

 

Go with a ranger

If you're looking for a ranger-led Fiery Furnace hike, this is the page for you. The only way to enter the Fiery Furnace is with a ranger or with an individual permit. Rangers offer Fiery Furnace hikes spring through fall. Tickets for these hikes are in high demand, and reservations are required. Ranger-led hikes in the Fiery Furnace are yet scheduled for 2021.

 
Visitors navigate through a thin gap in the rock while a ranger waits.
Visiting the Fiery Furnace requires stamina and agility.

NPS/Andrew Kuhn

What should I expect?

Everyone attending a Fiery Furnace hike should be aware of the challenging nature of the terrain and properly equipped for current conditions, including temperature extremes. During these physically demanding hikes, you will walk and climb on irregular and broken sandstone, along narrow ledges above drop-offs, and in loose sand. There are gaps you must jump across and narrow places that you must squeeze into and pull yourself up and through. In some places, you must hold yourself off the ground by pushing against the sandstone walls with your hands and feet.

Due to the maze-like nature of the terrain, all participants must complete the hike once they enter the Fiery Furnace.

To better judge the hikes' difficulty, you can watch a video or view a photo gallery.

You must wear good hiking shoes or boots with gripping soles. No sandals or high heeled shoes are allowed. Each person must carry at least one quart or liter of water. You should stow water and other gear in a backpack so that your hands are free to help navigate the terrain. Tripods are not recommended.

Age Restrictions

Due to the terrain's difficulty, we do not allow children under the age of 5 on either hike. An adult must accompany all children aged 12 and under.

 
 

How do I get a ranger-guided tour ticket?

  • You can reserve ranger-guided tour tickets for morning hikes up to six months in advance at www.recreation.gov or by calling 877-444-6777 (in North America) or +1 518-885-3639 (international).
  • Ranger-guided tours of the Fiery Furnace are yet scheduled in 2021.

Can I hike the Fiery Furnace on my own?

The only way to go into the Fiery Furnace is with a ranger-guided tour or with an individual hiking permit. Read more about getting a Fiery Furnace hiking permit.

 
 

Last updated: July 23, 2021

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