Canyonlands National Park Maze 4WD Roads

Drive Carefully

Towing charges are very expensive. Visitors caught in the backcountry with disabled vehicles can expect towing fees in excess of $1,000.

The road between Teapot camp and the Land of Standing Rocks is considered very difficult under any conditions Four-wheel-drive roads in the Maze are extremely difficult, present considerable risk of vehicle damage, and should not be attempted by inexperienced drivers. A high-clearance, four-wheel-drive vehicle is required for all Maze backcountry roads. ATVs are not permitted. The most commonly used road in the Maze is the Flint Trail, which traverses slopes of clay that are extremely slippery when wet. The Flint Trail is often closed during winter. The road between Teapot camp and the Land of Standing Rocks is considered very difficult under any conditions and involves considerable risk of vehicle damage.

Four-wheel drivers should be prepared to make basic road or vehicle repairs and should carry the following items:

At least one full-size spare tire Extra gas Extra water Shovel High-lift jack Chains for all four tires (especially October through April)

Vehicle Campsites

Permits are required for overnight trips. Four-wheel-drive vehicle and mountain bike groups stay in designated sites.

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