Road construction will cause significant travel impacts in 2017.
Because the construction timeline is subject to frequent change, we cannot offer advance reservations for ranger-led Fiery Furnace hikes in 2017. Read more below about how you can get tickets for Fiery Furnace hikes.
All ranger program schedules may change. Check at Arches Visitor Center for more details.
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. Check at Arches Visitor Center upon arriving for more details.
Fiery Furnace Hikes
No Fiery Furnace Reservations in 2017
The Fiery Furnace area will close at some point during a park-wide road construction project this year. Because the construction timeline is subject to frequent change, we cannot offer advance reservations for ranger-led Fiery Furnace hikes in 2017. Instead, we will sell all hike tickets in person at Arches Visitor Center. You can purchase tickets first-come, first-served up to seven days in advance. We apologize for the inconvenience.
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.
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 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.
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.
How much are tickets?
How do I get a ticket?
In 2017, all tickets are available first-come, first-served.
Last updated: October 3, 2017