Trails in the Maze are primitive. Many canyons look alike and are difficult to identify without a topographic map. Trails lead into canyons and to various viewpoints and access can be difficult.

The Maze Overlook Trail and other routes in the district require basic climbing maneuvers in order to negotiate sections of steep slickrock and pour-offs. A 25-foot length of rope is often essential for raising or lowering packs in difficult spots. Many routes may make hikers with a fear of heights uncomfortable.