Ranger-led Programs

A ranger with a group of people on a guided hike
Learn about the park's unique geology from our guides and volunteers

NPS/Andrew Kuhn

 

Ranger Programs

Rangers 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.

Program Schedule
Short Interactive Program
5-15 minutes
Free; all ages welcome. No advance reservation.
Locations vary; check schedule at visitor center
Summer
Daily
10:15 am–noon
Evening Program
45-60 minutes
Devils Garden Campground Amphitheater
Free; all ages welcome. No advance reservation.
Programs begin around sunset; check time posted at campground.
May 6–September 15
Nightly
Fiery Furnace Hikes
Physically demanding hikes, for ages 5 and up only. You must purchase tickets in advance. See full schedule and more information below.
April 15–September 29
Daily
Special Events
Look for other events like stargazing, arts, and other activites on our events calendar.
Calendar
 

Fiery Furnace Hikes

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 much are tickets?

Ranger-led Loop Hike

  • $16 for adults
  • $8 for children age 5–12

Ranger-led Out-and-Back Hike

  • $10 for adults
  • $5 for children age 5–12

What is the hike schedule?

Hike schedules may change. Confirm availability at the visitor center.

Reservable in advance Only sold in person
May 1–September 29, 2018 9 am loop hike
9:30 am loop hike
afternoon hikes most days.

How do I get a ticket?

  • You can reserve 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).
  • You can get tickets for afternoon hikes in person at Arches Visitor Center, up to seven days in advance of the hike. You may not reserve tickets by calling the visitor center.

Do I need to check in?

Yes, if you have a reservation, you must check in—in person—at Arches Visitor Center at least one hour before the hike begins, or up to four days in advance

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: August 14, 2018

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Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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