Fiery Furnace information
Lonely Planet review
Advance reservation is usually necessary for the three-hour ranger-led Fiery Furnace hikes that explore the maze of spectacularly narrow canyons and giant fins. This is no walk in the park. (Well, it is, but…) Be prepared to scramble up and over boulders, chimney down between rocks and navigate narrow ledges. The effort is rewarded with a surprising view – an incredibly thin arch or soaring slot – around every turn. The ranger stops plenty of times to talk (and let hikers rest).
If you're an accomplished route-finder and want to go it alone, you must pay a fee, watch a video and discuss with rangers how to negotiate this confusing jumble of canyons before they'll grant you a permit. A few outfitters in Moab have permits to lead hikes here as well.