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If you’ve watched the movie “127 Hours” with James Franco, then you get the picture. This isolated part of the Canyonlands National Park has been on many lists of extremely dangerous hikes. It’s so challenging, it only gets a couple of thousand adventurers a year. The Maze is full of dead-end valleys. Floods and falling rocks are to be expected. Routes into the canyons are cairned, but routes through washes are often unmarked. You’re likely to hit a dead end anywhere you turn. The problem is that even if you can get in touch with people to come and rescue you, they may take days to find you.