The Maze - Utah!
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Baldin' Eagle
N 38° 13.990 W 110° 00.200
12S E 587227 N 4232155
Quick Description: The Maze is the least accessible district of Canyonlands. It's big, wild, remote and untamed. Roads require high-clearance four-wheel-drive. There are no amenities - no food, no water, no gasoline.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 2/24/2011 3:59:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMATWA
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
Views: 10

Long Description:
There is no better place in Canyonlands to view the incredibly rugged expanse of the Maze than the Maze Overlook. The loneliness and serenity of this point, combined with the tortuously etched canyons below make it one of the grandest panoramas in the park. The five-mile stretch of land between the overlook and the Green River is an amazing work of art, tenaciously sculpted by eons of rainwater searching for a way to the sea.

Because of the remoteness and the difficulty of roads and trails, travel to the Maze requires more time, as well as a greater degree of self-sufficiency. Rarely do visitors spend less than three days in the Maze, and the area can easily absorb a week-long trip. Popular attractions here include:

* The Doll House
* Maze Overlook
* Land of Standing Rocks
* Golden Stairs
* Orange Cliffs

You need to know what you're doing before you attempt to visit this area. You need a topographical map and a gps - and you need to know how to use them. You're 100 miles from nowhere - down axel-busting jeep trails where vehicles crawl along at 5 mph.

Park staff members are available by phone to answer questions and assist with trip planning Monday through Friday, 8 am to 12:30 pm Mountain Daylight Time, at 435-259-4351. (When workloads permit, phones may be answered until 4 pm.)

From the ranger station, the canyons of the Maze are another 3 to 6 hours by high-clearance, 4WD (more if traveling by foot). Another four-wheel-drive road leads into the Maze north from Highway 95 near Hite Marina (driving time is 3+ hours to the park boundary).

The Hans Flat Ranger Station is open year-round from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is a small sales area with books and maps. There are no amenities like food or gas, no entrance fees and no potable water sources in the Maze District.
Maze Type: Labyrinth

Directions: See detailed description

Admission (Adult): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Admission (Child): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Location: Utah USA

Dates Available: From: 1/1/1909 To: 12/31/2014

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