Four Wheel Drive Roads
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.
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. Get more about driving in the Maze at NPS.gov.
The road between Teapot Rock camp and the Land of Standing Rocks is the worst in the Maze. 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,
- a shovel,
- a high-lift jack, and
- from October to April, chains for all four tires.