Tucked away in secluded Canyonlands National Park, The Maze is one of the biggest and best of the last: a rarely traveled, nearly inaccessible wilderness. The Maze’s name comes from its labyrinth-like geologic fusion of cliffs, meandering canyons, and inspiring buttes. Among the wildest, least trammeled landscapes of size in the continental United States, this trail provides unparalleled riding, folded into a truly exhilarating adventure.
The Journey into the canyon and High Desert area begins by descending to the historic Flint Trail. The curve of the canyons serves to deliver its riders speedily to the Maze Overlook. There, breathtaking beauty beckons further along the self-propelled voyage.
A challenging hike through the heart of The Maze is rewarded with “The Harvest Scene”: a nearly life-sized series of pictographs. Etched into the narrow sandstone walls, their origin traces back from two to 4,000-years. The next 72-hours begin at a heady 7700-ft., dropping down to 3700-ft, and ultimately a landing on the shores of Lake Powell. Peregrine falcon aerie and Bighorn sheep habitat the spectacular Doll’s House section, which leads through the Land of the Standing Rocks.
Bear in mind, access to this outback is pretty limited. To hike in and out would easily consume a full two days. It can be difficult to be entirely confident in your vehicle and gear going without a tour company. But as the only outfitter in the world to offer such an inclusive tour of the Maze, our rugged expedition vehicle is engineered to meet the demands of this area’s extreme terrain. After reaching Lake Powell, a chartered tour plane will ferry our group out of the Maze. Our flight-path takes us back over the course we just conquered on bike and foot, providing panoramic views and aerial photo opportunities.
From incomparable cultural legacies, to moderately challenging cycling terrain, the Maze is rated “E” for everyone. Due to Canyonlands National Park’s use and access guidelines, plus the very nature of the environment here, this trip is limited to seven guests. For more information click HERE and request a detailed itinerary.