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Fiery Furnace, Arches National Park

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  • A hike of about two hours led by a Park Ranger. Must be booked at the visitor center, better early in the morning because the seats are few. You pass through narrow canyons (even less than one metre wide!) and you see other arcs. Not to be missed!
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  • You need a permit to hike inside the many narrow canyons created by the "flames" of the furnace (the inside of which are actually reportedly very drafty and cold) but the view is worth a turnoff on th...  more »
  • Wow.... Just an incredible hike! Route finding skills and specific techniques required to pass certain trail sections. Suggestions/ help for a self-guided tour: 1) get your $6 pp permit at the ranger ...  more »
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  • Amazing! Make sure to get a permit or go with a tour group. We had so much fun exploring and could spend days in here. There is no actual marked trails, other than they have some arrows periodically that show where the tour groups go, so it's easy to get lost. Lots of scrambling and tons of exposure. Be very courteous and mindfully. Don't litter and don't leave trash.
  • Perhaps, the most beautiful part of the Arches national park. Skip some of the popular arches and just go here for 2/3 of a day. It could easily take 4-5 hours to walk around this beautiful maze.
  • not the biggest fan of guided tours. but still loved all the views this hike had to offer. we had a couple 10 year old kids with us and they did just fine.
  • Fantastic adventure! My wife and I took four of our children, ages 7,10,13 and 17, and everyone had a great time. We upgraded to the AllTrails Pro app ($30/yr) and used the default map on my iPhone 7 Plus and it worked like a charm, even in Airplane Mode. We followed the standard trails to see Surprise and Skull Arch, plus several exploratory detours of our own that were simply delightful. Total trip time for our little band was 3.75 hours. Take plenty of water and snacks. Do NOT enter without a guide or a really good app.
  • I am a huge fan of adventure. Going somewhere that is not the standard path. The Fiery Furnace is in a way that opportunity. If you're coming to the area, plan ahead and get in there. Things you should know: You have to get a permit to enter the furnace. You have an option of going alone, though this is unadvised for most. Or to go with a Park Ranger. You MUST reserve your place with a Ranger early as they only do so many each day. It can be very dangerous to go alone as you will have no reception and no GPS inside. Come prepared: Make sure you have a good amount of water (especially in the summer months), proper attire, flash light, and proper footwear. There is not a manicured path. You'll be having to get creative in some areas to get around. Go early! If you're starting in late you might find you lose the light before you get out. That said, it is well worth it. Get in and have a good time. Just plan ahead and be safe.

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Where to stay in Arches National Park

Arches National Park provides camping at the Devils Garden Campground, but most visitors opt to stay in the town of Moab south of the park. You'll find every type of accommodation here, including economy motels, small inns with a rustic Southwest vibe, bed and breakfasts, lodges, and campgrounds. Moab's economy largely revolves around park visitors, so you'll find plenty of restaurants, supermarkets, and various services here. A few publicly operated campgrounds line Route 128 on the park's eastern edge, and a few more accommodations sit on Route 191 off the park's western border.
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