|Major road construction in the park will limit access to some areas in 2017. The park will remain open during construction, with possible driving delays, and parking and trail closures. Some trails will be closed for two weeks at a time during the project.
Read more about 2017 road construction.
We will post program schedules here once we have a final construction timeline. Programs are subject to change or cancellation. Check at Arches Visitor Center for more details.
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 Hike
Everyone attending a Fiery Furnace hike should be aware of the demanding nature of the 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 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.
Due to the hike's difficulty and length, we do not allow children under 5 years of age on the hike. An adult must accompany all children age 12 and under.
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How do I get a ticket?
Some hikes are available for reservation on recreation.gov.
Some hikes are offered first-come, first-served.