Maze Overlook Trail is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hanksville, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Hans Flat Ranger Station: Drive southward 14 miles along the Orange Cliffs to the Flint Trail. Turn left on to Flint Trail, ascend the cliffs and continue driving 2.5 miles to the next junction. Turn left at this junction and drive 1 mile to Maze Overlook Road. Turn left toward the Maze overlook and travel northward 7.5 miles. At this junction turn right and drive 5 miles to the Maze Overlook.
Motorcycled from Hans Flat Ranger Station many years ago and then hiked the overlook trail at the end. The overlook is amazing and I have wanted to go back and hike down into the maze
Hiking in and around The Maze is a one of a kind adventure. Getting there is a challenge, but the views alone are worth the tedious drive! Be careful on the route from the Maze Overlook to the canyon floor via the Maze Overlook trail. It requires some class 4 scrambling and takes more time that you might think. The Chocolate Drops are viewable from many locations around the Maze Overlook, fun hiking without going all the way down into the canyon.