Maze Rock Art Site

Round Trip Distance: 1.4 miles
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation: 5045 - 5228 feet
Cellphone: 0 bars
Time: 1 hr.
Trailhead: Maze Rock Art Site
Fee: none
Attractions: petroglyphs

The Maze Rock Art Site is located west of Page, Arizona and southeast of Kanab, Utah in the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. The site boasts scores of petroglyphs on several boulders with one large image that resembles a maze for which the site gets its name.

To get there find your way to the House Rock Road. This gravel road runs along the Vermilion Cliffs for about 30 miles connecting US Highways 89 and 89A. If coming from Kanab, Utah drive east on US-89 for 38 miles and turn right onto the House Rock Road. Continue for about 11 more miles to where the trailhead will be on the right.

If coming from the south you will have just under 19 miles of dirt road to drive. During good conditions the road is suitable for 2wd vehicles with moderate ground clearance. The road can have a lot of washboards, especially when coming from the south.

The trail starts out across the road from the large parking area.

After crossing the road the easy to follow trail gains just under 100 feet of elevation as it takes a very scenic route up the side of the hill.

At the top of the hill the trail passes through a gate and crosses a large open space.

Another 50 or 60 feet of elevation is gained after crossing the bench and climbing up to the group of fenced off boulders.

The main boulder is quite large and covered with images from top to bottom.

Notice the two headed snake just above the image that looks like a maze. It seems to be contemplating which route to follow.

Even more images can be found on the surfaces to the right of the main panel.

This is a look at the lower part of the main boulder.

Maze Rock is a little off the beaten path but there are several other big attractions in the area including The Wave, Wire Pass, White Pocket and the Condor Viewing Area. Keep in mind that the Wave, and most everything around it, requires a permit to visit. If you stop at the Condor Viewing Area you will want to bring a good pair of binoculars as their viewing scope has spent much too many days in the hot Arizona sun. To see condors closer up try your luck at Navajo Bridge. The State Line Campground is the only improved place to camp along the House Rock Road but there are numerous primitive campsites here and there from one end to the other. As far as Maze Rock goes, if you would like to see it for yourself then all you have to do is 'Take a hike'.