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 are subject to change due to weather or other factors. Check at Arches Visitor Center upon arriving for more details.
Fiery Furnace Hike
Everyone attending a Fiery Furnace tour should be aware of the demanding nature of this hike and properly equipped for current conditions, including temperature extremes. During this three-hour, strenuous hike, 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 of these 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 are committed to completing the hike once they enter the Fiery Furnace.
To better judge the hike's difficulty, you can watch a video or view a photo gallery.
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.
Age RestrictionsDue to the tour's difficulty and length, children under 5 years of age are not permitted. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Obtaining a Ticket
Hikes available for reservation on recreation.gov can be made online up to six months in advance and at least four days before the date of the hike.
Hikes offered first-come, first-served must be reserved in person at the Arches Visitor Center, up to seven days in advance of the hike.