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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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Shropshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Went on this walk today and had Park Ranger Leigh who was a terrific guide. I had read the reviews and although I m nervous with heights (or drops would be more accurate) I managed to complete the walk and enjoyed the challenges along the way. Ranger Leigh explained everything we needed to know to get over the slightly challenging... More

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Central Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This is a very "doable" hike for most folks. It is only two miles long and there isn't much elevation change. You do have to be able to climb up small boulders, scoot thru narrow canyons, and take a few small leaps across small chasms but it was the most fun hike I've every done. You must either get tickets... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I pretty much camped out on the website and bought tickets as soon as they went on sale. We did the afternoon hike at the beginning of July with Ranger Leigh. It was extremely hot out and while waiting in the parking lot for the rest of the group, I was a little worried about how hot we were going... More

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Lebanon, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This hike was one of our family's all time favorite hikes. Many people who visit this park do not know the hike is available until they arrive and find the tickets were sold out in advance. This is a ranger led hike into and through the Fiery Furnace. We did the afternoon hike since the morning tickets had already sold... More

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massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 via mobile

Plan ahead and book this ranger led tour. Our family of four loved it! Despite the name, the furnace actually provides some shelter from the heat and sun. Pack water and a granola bar. Overall Arches is a terrific park. We did most of the hikes plus this tour and it took just about 2 full days.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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143 reviews 143 reviews
36 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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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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