Park guides and volunteers offer a variety of interpretive programs every day, spring through fall. Program types, times, and locations vary throughout the year and may change due to weather or other factors. Check at Arches Visitor Center upon arriving for more details.
Fiery Furnace Hikes
Rangers lead two different tours through the Fiery Furnace: a 2.5-hour loop hike and a slightly shorter, less physically demanding out-and-back hike.
What can 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/or 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.
You must wear good hiking shoes or boots that have 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.
Due to the terrain's difficulty, we do not allow children under 5 years of age on either hike. An adult must accompany all children aged 12 and under.
What do tickets cost?
How do I get a ticket?
In 2017, all tickets are available first-come, first-served.