Ranger-led Programs

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.
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


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
Spring 2017
Fiery Furnace Hike
Three-hour, strenuous hike that involves rock scrambling. (See description below.)
Hikes resume Spring 2017
Special Events
Check the Calendar for other events.

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.

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 Restrictions

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.

What do tickets cost?

Type of Fiery Furnace Fee Fee
Ranger-led Tour $16/adult
$8/child (age 5-12)
Private Permit $6/adult
$3/child (age 5-12)
$15/annual permit

How do I get a ticket?

Some hikes are available for reservation on recreation.gov.

  • You can reserve these online up to six months in advance and at least four days before the date of the hike.

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

PO Box 907
Moab, UT 84532


(435) 719-2299

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