Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Fiery Furnace Viewpoint Overlook

The Fiery Furnace Viewpoint is accessible from the main park road approximately five miles north of Balanced Rock. The overlook provides views into an area thick with fins, spires and arches. There are no maintained trails through the Fiery Furnace. The area is open to park visitors, but a permit must be obtained at the visitor center to access the area. Ranger-led walks into the Fiery Furnace are available from April through October. This is how most visitors gain access to the area. The walks last two and a half to three hours and considered moderately strenuous. These tours fill quickly so reservations should be made a day or two ahead of time if possible.

Rangers lead walks into the Fiery Furnace twice each day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. These 2.5 to 3 hour hikes are moderately strenuous, requiring the occasional use of hands to scramble through narrow cracks and along narrow ledges. Visitors are encouraged to accompany a ranger for safety and to reduce impacts.

In order to support the program, fees are now charged for Fiery Furnace walks. The cost is $6 for adults; $3 for children six to twelve years old and adults sixty-two or older. Group size is limited, and these popular walks often fill a day or two in advance. Make your reservation and pay your fee at the visitor center up to seven days in advance of the walk, and for groups of no more than ten people. Larger groups can request a special tour by contacting the park; a minimum of four weeks' notice is advised.

Arches National Park, P.O. Box 907 , Moab, UT, 84532, Phone: 801-259-8161


Directions from Main Park Entrance: Drive 14.2 miles northward along the park road to the Fiery Furnace Viewpoint.