The Fiery Furnace-Self-Guided Exploration requires a physical permit issued in person.
This reservation is not your permit. Once you have a reservation the permit must be picked up in person the day of, or day before, your trip.
The Fiery Furnace is a trail-less labyrinth of tall fins and narrow dead-end canyons. Hiking in this area is a different experience from hiking a trail. The experience is an exploration without a destination. There is no trail and hikers must walk only on bare rock or in drainages. Hikers need to be aware of where they are and how they got there. They will encounter dead ends and need to backtrack. GPS units do not work well due to the towering sandstone walls. Navigating its complex passages requires physical agility and careful observation. It can be easy to get lost.
Children under 5 years of age NOT allowed.
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This reservation is not your permit. Once you have a reservation, the permit must be picked up in person with all members of the hiking party present to watch an educational video prior to the permit being issued.
In the event of snow on the ground, the area of the Fiery Furnace will be closed. Reservations will be cancelled and refunded.
Permits are valid for a specific day. You may visit the Fiery Furnace between sunrise and sunset only on the date specified on your permit
All members of a group hiking together must be on the same permit and stay together. Multiple permitted parties may not join up and hike together. Solid human waste and all trash must be carried out. Walking anywhere other than on rocks or in washes (water drainage channels) is prohibited
Permits are for private use only. Commercial groups are not permitted in the Fiery Furnace
Pets are prohibited
We strongly encourage you to watch the Fiery Furnace video prior to reserving a permit. https://www.nps.gov/media/video/view.htm?id=5996CEA1-155D-451F-67CDC621FBC0E4EC
You must pick up the physical permit in person.
Arches National Park has implemented a pilot timed entry reservation system, which requires reservations to enter the park from April 3 – October 3, 2022. If you have Fiery Furnace reservations during this time, you will NOT need to also make a timed entry reservation to enter the park.
You MUST show a copy of your Self-Guided Fiery Furnace Exploration reservation to get into the park the day of your hike.