The Maze Overlook Professional Review and Guide
"The Maze District, located just west of the Colorado River, is Canyonlands National Park at its wildest. Its name conjures up striking images of convolute topography: dead-end canyons, twisted corridors, and sandstone hallways. The Maze is Nature’s jigsaw puzzle cut from sandstone. Few regions in Utah, if not the nation, are as remote and inaccessible. To some, the Maze is a stark and inhospitable land; to others, this hostile terrain sparks intrigue and offers many earthly pleasures—solitude, silence, and challenges of self-reliance—not found within the confines of civilization.
Today recreationists visit the Maze to seek temporary liberation from urban lifestyles, but this area has a history of inhabitation by outlaws, ranchers, and miners. And long before modern cultures attempted a living or sought refuge in the Maze, ancient Native Americans prospered in the canyon bottoms. Ruins, artifacts, and rock art panels dispersed throughout the region are irreplaceable vestiges of these archaic peoples. Tread: Sand and rock doubletracks."