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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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  • We visited without a guide. Many arrows to direct you if you are good at looking out for them (a generous total of 12 in about two miles). No crowds in he winter. Easy to follow. Easy to get off route, too. Overall a good experience, however: I disliked being coerced into participating in a question/answer session with the ranger after the video.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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