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Fiery Furnace Hiking Area

Basics
Length:
2 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Time:
1-1/2 hours
Season:
Year round

Description

The Fiery Furnace is a maze of narrow canyons created by tall, red sandstone fins. There is a pull-off view of the area, but to really experience its beauty, a hike through is highly recommended. Hiking through the narrow canyons is so confusing, hikers must either join one of the twice daily ranger led hikes or obtain a permit for a small fee to enter the area.

A spot on the ranger led hikes can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance at the visitor center. (Note that these twice daily hikes fill up quickly during the busy season and a fee is charged.) The 1-1/2 hour hike is not overly strenuous but does require a bit of agility at points. You will navigate many narrow passageways, discover hidden arches and bridges and learn a lot about the geological history of the park. Despite its name, a hike in the Fiery Furnace is not too hot, as the fins provide a fair amount of shade.

Permits for experienced hikers are also available at no cost at the visitor center. Be advised, however, that the area is so full of dead ends, convoluted twists and narrow passageways that navigation is very difficult.

Details

Length:
2 miles
Difficulty:
Intermediate
Has some narrow gaps and tricky spots
Time:
1-1/2 hours
(Ranger led hike with lots of stops)
Season:
Year round

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