Mammoth-Maze-5

Mammoth Maze 5, by Andrew Bernhardt

Click in numbered sections to view in more detail.

This is my largest and most complicated maze. It took me 5 months to draw in 1981: from April 27 to September 25. The original is 33″ wide by 89.625″ long, drawn in ink and colored pencil on a roll of plain white paper. The paper and ink deteriorated somewhat over time, so I scanned it in to my computer, enhanced it, and made some changes to make it more difficult.

In association with Zazzle.comTo buy a full-size, full-color copy of this maze, click on the image to the right. Note that only the huge and colossal sizes are ‘do-able’!

Click here for the official rules for doing this maze.

NEW! You can also download a black and white version of this maze here, but note that the maze is very large (62.55 megapixels uncompressed), so older computers may have a problem viewing it. Right-click on either link and select “Save target as…”:

mm5bw.tif – 7.45Mb, 4816×12988 pixels, 1bpp

mm5bw.bmp – 7.48Mb, 4816×12988 pixels, 1bpp

If you are wondering what happened to the other four Mammoth Mazes, only two of those were ever completed, and I don’t have them any more. This one, however, is my last, largest and most complicated Mammoth Maze.


Even though the image to the left is black and white, the enhanced version of the maze is in f ull co lo r. Click on the numbers below to see close-ups of portions of the full-color maze.

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I call this area “The Cube”, for obvious reasons. What can I say? Rubik’s Cube was popular at the time.

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This area is part of “The Whirl”.

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This portion is at the full pixel resolution of the maze, to show you the detail.

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This is a close-up of the Start and Finish areas. They may be right next to each other, but the path from Start to Finish is quite long.

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This is what the lower 2 feet of the maze looks like.