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Fiery Furnace

Arches National Park, UT
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Geologic Formations, Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking, Watching sunrise/sunset, Group tours/walking tour
Description: Excellent hike, especially with a guide, and a wonderful opportunity for sunset photos.
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

We booked the ranger led tour about half a year in advance, it was definitely worth it. We had the afternoon tour. It was quite hot, but as soon as we were in the Furnace, between the rocks, at least there was shadow. We were led through the labyrinth of rock slabs, saw a number of small and large arches.... More

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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked the Ranger led hike months in advance. You should too. Me, my wife and 2 kids ages 9 and 13 did this. It is about 3 hours and everyone loved it. The hike is great and the scenery is wonderful. Anyone can do this. The pace is nice and easy. My kids had no problem. We went on... More

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Moscow, Idaho
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Wake up early to score a permit for Fiery Furnace. It's completely worth it! You have to be in relatively decent shape to get there and back and it's going to be hot, so carry water! The labyrinth is a unique, amazing experience!

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edmond, oklahoma
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138 reviews 138 reviews
36 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Took the tour with the Park Ranger, and she was excellent! She did a great job explaining the delicate environment and even reprimanded some other hikers not on our tour for crawling across the top of a small arch. My big kids were a little bored with the educational stops, but I appreciated the chance to sit for a moment... More

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took this hike with an Arches park ranger, Alice, and about 20 other people. I signed up for the $10 hike about a month early and was able to get the last spot. It was well worth the effort despite the 100 degree July heat. Loved the experience and would definitely recommend it. The hike is not super strenuous.... More

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nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We did this tour with our group of 9, the youngest kids being around 8. This area can only be done with a guide and our group took the inexpensive tour offered through the park. I heard later there were other private companies that also do tours of this area, but we thought this one was great! The Fiery Furnace... More

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Merritt Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want to try to see this with a National Park Ranger, Book early. Our planning began late but, We were extremely fortunate to get a booking with Mike at Deep Desert Expeditions. I highly recommend him! The Fiery Furnace is absolutely amazing. If you have the time and good fortune to get into the Fiery Furnace, it is... More

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Sonoma County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Our guided hike included lots of great history and background as well as an opportunity to see one of the strangest formations up close and personal. The best part is that the hike is just difficult enough to keep it interesting. We got our reservations in 2 months before we arrived.

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Danville, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

very nice color at these rocks.. we had to leave before sunset... but it was awesome... next time we will try to catch the sunset colors...

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The fiery furnace is the most unusual hike I have been on. Absolutely go with a guide so you can get the most of this experience. With a guide you can go through tunnels, climb through a maze of rocks, and see wonderful arches. If you go on your own, there is a good chance of getting lost or not... More

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