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Old 12-13-2008, 04:19 PM
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Default Canyonlands Maze District Flint Trail

I am planning a trip to the maze district of Canyonlands next year, we are going to take Flint trail to the Dollhouse camps.
I am trying to determine how rough the road is, I am not worried about my LandCruiser but my brother has a stock full size chevy 4x4 pickup that is pretty long.

Has anyone here traveled there? Any other advice about the area?
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Old 12-13-2008, 06:18 PM
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We did that route this summer as part of the Outlaws Run:

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We came in via Poison Spring road and then left the Maze via the Flint trail. The Flint trail will not be a problem (unless it's wet). A full size pickup will not be fun going through teapot canyon but it can be done with some scraping and rock stacking probably.

Beautiful area. The Dolhouse campsites are amazing. Make sure to do the hikes in the area too. I hope to get back out there sometime soon.

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I know the Norcal guys did it last year. You could talk to Andy Pollock (cruiserdrew)
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Here is the link to pictures on the Norcal web site

http://www.tlcwagons.org/Norcal_Wago...Maze_2008.html
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Why go Norcal - you got three locals that did it two months ago. What Martin said holds. Plan two hours minimum from the Park Boundary to the Dollhouse. Probably 3.

For scale, note Perry's truck with EZ Awn RTT in first photo, bottom left.
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PS. I have GPS tracks too.
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Thanks - great pics

So you got from Hans Flat ranger station to the Dollhouse is about 3 hours?

How much fuel did you bring in with you?
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Thanks - great pics

So you got from Hans Flat ranger station to the Dollhouse is about 3 hours?

How much fuel did you bring in with you?
It took us (three well equiped vehicles) about two hours of steady driving to get through the teapot section. Plan to add a bit more time with a stock vehicle. The flint trail is easy but narrow and steep. I'd be heasitent to do it if there is considerable weather. The route we took from the entrance of Poison Spring Canyon to the Doll House, past Hans Flat and ending in Green River was about 300miles. I barely made the trip on one tank(was one empty when I pulled into Green River) Best to have at least two tanks per vehicle.

You will need permits for camping at the Doll House. I made reservations about six months in advance.
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Thanks - great pics

So you got from Hans Flat ranger station to the Dollhouse is about 3 hours?

How much fuel did you bring in with you?

We exited up to Hans Flat, So we went Dollhouse, back through Teapot canyon, Up the Flint Trail to Hans Flat. That took about three or four hours in perfect weather with 4 well equipped rigs.

My FJ40 is a gas guzzler. I took an extra 10 gallons of fuel and borrowed another 5. That was for the leg through Poison Spring canyon as well.
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