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

 

Road Construction in 2017

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. Some parking lots and trails will close during construction. Review updates on 2017 road construction here.

Since we do not have a final schedule of construction, we have not opened Fiery Furnace hikes for reservation. We will post ranger program schedules and hike reservations once we have a final construction timeline. Programs schedules may change. 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.

Program Schedule
Guided Walk, Daily
One mile (1.6 km) on an easy or moderate trail; 45 minutes.
Free; all ages welcome. No advance registration.
Guided Walks resume
in spring 2017
Ranger Talk, Daily
15 minutes; Locations and topics may vary.
Free; all ages welcome. No advance registration.
Ranger Talks resume
in spring 2017
Fiery Furnace Hikes, Daily
Loop hike or out-and-back hike; both physically demanding.
(See description below.)
Fiery Furnace Hikes resume
in spring 2017
Special Events
Check the Calendar for other events.
Calendar
 

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.

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.

To better judge the hikes' 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. Tripods are not recommended.

Age Restrictions

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?

Type of Program Fee
Ranger-led Loop Hike $16/adult
$8/child (age 5-12)
Ranger-led Out-and-Back Hike $10/adult
$8/child (age 5-12)

How do I get a ticket?

Some hikes are offered first-come, first-served.

  • You can get tickets in person at Arches Visitor Center, up to seven days in advance of the hike.

Some hikes may be available for reservation on recreation.gov.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532

Phone:

(435) 719-2299

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