The Iron Ranger Challenge is back for its 7th consecutive year! Over the last 7 years, more than 1,600 folks have hiked, biked, swam, or paddled 100 miles on Arkansas public lands. We’re so proud of all that you’ve explored and hope that you’ll join us again for another adventurous year.
The 2023 Iron Ranger Challenge will continue to hold true to its roots, complete 100 miles of physical activity on any public lands within the state of Arkansas and you are eligible to become an Iron Ranger. This means any activity you do in an Arkansas National Park, Arkansas State Park, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission lands, US Forest Service site, National Wildlife Refuge site, Army Corps of Engineers site, or city park can be counted.
You are free to keep track of your miles however you best see fit. You can use a a fitness app, your watch data, paper, or an excel sheet. Once you complete your 100 miles, please email your completed form(s) to email@example.com or send them in the mail to:
Hot Springs National Park
A certificate and commemorative patch will be mailed out monthly to participants who complete the challenge. You have until January 31, 2024 to submit completed logs for 2023. Please call the Hot Springs National Park Visitor Center, (501) 620-6715 with any questions.
With 26 miles of hiking trails in the Park, you can find great views, beautiful forest scenery, and feel like you're not in the City.
Directions to Trails & Popular Places
Walk or drive to the Park's most popular places and hiking trails.
Last updated: May 25, 2023