Flint Trail

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Does a narrow shelf road switchbacking down an 800-foot cliff face sound fun? If so, the Flint Trail is just what you are looking for. Running from near the Colorado River's Hite Crossing to the Hans Flat Ranger Station in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park, the Flint Trail offers never-ending sandstone scenery combined with fun and challenging wheeling. Flint Trail provides an entry into the Maze District from the southwest and connects to most of the district's other trails. The southwestern portion of the trail is easy wheeling beneath the bright red sandstone cliffs of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Once inside Canyonlands, the trail gets a bit more challenging, but the views remain outstanding. And Flint Trail switchbacks have been known to cause uncontrollable white knuckle grips on the steering wheel. Just remember, the driver going uphill has the right of way. So don't start down until you are sure no one is coming up.