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Old 11-21-2013, 05:05 PM
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Yep it is easy to get to, well marked. The only difference is this is not BLM camping. You gotta really be on your best to limit your impact on the region. They require PET toilets and wood burning is not allowed, so propane fire pits are perfect.

Stepping out of the truck to snap a pic means you gotta watch your step and avoid the Crypto.. Lots of rules in the park but the result is a pristine and timeless experience every time you visit.

I did not post this an open invite run this year cause we did not want to compete with The Outlaws run attendance and after speaking to a few past Mazers, we had more than the ideal number for this small vehicle run. Also some folks had asked this fall when we were returning to the area and we included them.

The Maze camp areas have limits for rigs per camp, i.e. 3 camp areas at the Doll House and only 2 camp areas at the Maze. The Doll House has a limit of 3 rigs per camp area and the Maze Overlook allows 3 rigs at one camp and only 2 at the other. Luckily there is limited overflow parking near these camp areas, for one or 2 extra rigs.

Some camp spots also have people limits. I.E. Doll House is 3 rigs per camp area and 9 people per camp area. So some room for open seats to join.

We offered open seats to a bunch of friends and club members and a few took us up on that.

Also you have to keep the rig numbers down so you can keep rolling in enough time to get to the Doll House before dark. You gotta cover a ton of ground on this trip. 3 hours to Hans Flat from Green River and 4-6 hours to Doll House from Hans Flat Ranger station. With short days it is a long day in the saddle.

The time we have been choosing is the first full moon in November. The full moon adds to the night experience and makes for better visibility.

We have been back there now 3 out of the last 4 years, so probably time to go somewhere else in Southern Utah.. Which means if you wanna go at this time next year, you will have zero competition for camp sites. when I made the reservation, there were no reservations in the entire Canyonlands National Park. So always a good time to pick your favorite spot.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:16 PM
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That's pretty standard, I believe at Devil's Kitchen (just across the river from Doll House) the posted limit is 3 vehicles and 10 people per camp. Having camped at both a few times now, I'd say Devil's Kitchen is better if you have a family (less driving, more at-camp recreation) and Doll House is more better for a group of guys who like to drive.
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I'm not sure I would want to do that switchback section in the snow or ice...and it sounds like it gets about zero sun to melt it. i would pack some chains in case if I were going after some big snows!
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Where's the pic from Wes?
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Ranger @ maze post on fb. Exactly, not sure
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Oh man that looks chilly, just saw the weather for that region. Looks like they will get more tomorrow.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:01 AM
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It'd be cool to be stuck at the doll house for a few days in the snow
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I got up early that Friday morning and climbed up between Doll House 1 and 2 to see the morning view. Wonder what it would look like covered in snow..











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I got up early that Friday morning and climbed up between Doll House 1 and 2 to see the morning view. Wonder what it would look like covered in snow..
I know but one way to find out. CHAIN UP and let's roll !
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