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.
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.
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.
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
Ranger-led Out-and-Back Hike
What is the hike schedule?
Hike schedules may change. Confirm availability at the visitor center.
How do I get a ticket?
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. Be sure to allow plenty of time during the busy season to enter the park and to drive to the meeting location.
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: April 19, 2019