The Fiery Furnace-Self-Guided Exploration requires a permit issued at the Arches National Park Visitor Center.
This reservation is not your permit. Once you have a reservation the permit must be picked up at the visitor center the day of, or the 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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Arches National Park receives heavy visitation daily and temporarily restricts entrance to the park once capacity is reached. This temporary restriction can start as early as usually as 8:00am. Visitors with Fiery Furnace reservations are not exempt from this closure. For real-time updates on whether the park is open for visitation, please check the official Arches website or the Arches Twitter feed (@ArchesNPS).
This reservation is not your permit. Once you have a reservation, the permit must be picked up at the visitor center with all members of the hiking party present to watch an educational video prior to the permit being issued.While we strongly encourage you to pick up your permit the afternoon before your hike, you can pick it up on the day of your hike between 8:00am and 4:30pm.
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