Capital Reef Map

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hiking slot canyons

Capital Reef National Park Map

NPSCapt Reef NP 

Utah’s National Parks are unbelievably beautiful. Enjoying one National Park at a time would require months. Hiking, off-roading and camping are always popular during the summer months, yet most of the parks are open all year long.

NPSCapital Reef is a fertile high desert canyon with plenty of great slot canyons and archways to explore. The main campground on the highway is located next to a historic fruit orchard.

camptruckCathedral Valley is a cool off-road destination for secluded camping, way off the paved highway. Self sufficient campers only!

The Burr Trail is a historic graded road, with steep switchbacks and red rock scenery. This main backcountry route connects the National Park to remote BLM land, south of the park.

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Hiking in Capital Reef National Park

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NatGeo #267 – Capitol Reef NP Map

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May is generally the best month for camping & hiking in southern Utah. Summer can bring triple digit heat and late season thunderstorms. Flash floods are common and life threatening in this mountainous high desert region. Winter snow is typical in this region.

NFSFishlake National Forest is neighboring the National Park on the west side of Capital Reef NP. Free camping is available on dirt roads in the National Forest; 4x4campfire permits are required for back country camping. RV park, motels, market and restaurants available in Torrey.

 

nearest town:
Torrey, UT

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burr trail

The Historic Burr Trail is a very long, yet drivable, graded dirt road connecting many public lands in south central Utah. High clearance is recommended, 4WD may be required during wet weather or snow.

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BLM Map: West Wayne County UT (free)
Fishlake National Forest Topo Atlas
Fishlake NF Utah – Off Road Map (free)
Fishlake NFS Visitor Map – North Half
Glen Canyon Lake Powell Map NPS (free)
Glen Canyon Recreation Area – Lake Powell Map
Grand Staircase Escalante Map BLM
Motorized Routes Map, Emery County UT
NatGeo #707 – Fish Lake, Manti Map (Interstate 70)

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Free Camping @ Fishlake NF – Torrey, Utah

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Giant Walls of Capital Reef

DanaMite will be listing more Utah maps this summer!

Los Padres National Forest Map

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California Central Coast Forest Maps

Los Padres National Forest
There are numerous maps covering the coastal mountain regions of Los Padres NF, which spans from Monterey Bay in the north to the Ojai mountains in the south, and eastward to Tejon Pass @ Interstate 5. Many folks call this area the Santa Barbara mountains, but it is so vast that it covers way more than just the coastline.

The National Forest Service makes two forest maps and two wilderness maps; USDA maps include:LosPadresSouthUSDA

bigsur814NatGeo, short for National Geographic makes three Trails Illustrated colorful, topographic maps covering the entire Big Sur coast line and mountain areas:

Ozena Views

Ozena Views, from Lockwood Valley Road

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SESPE WILDERNESS TRAIL MAP 

Los Padres National Forest Atlas: All Topo Quads

Los Padres Digital Maps

Los Padres OHV 4×4 MAPS
Numerous off-road maps available as downloads (for free)

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Alamo Mtn / Miller Jeep Trail Map
Apache Canyon Topo Map USFS
Ballinger Canyon OHV Trails 4×4
Bates Canyon New Cuyama Map USFS
Camp Scheideck Reyes Peak USFS
Cone Peak Big Sur Map USFS
Cuddy Valley Topo Map USFS
Figueroa Mountain Topo Map USFS
Frazier Mountain Topo Map USF
Lake Cachuma Topo Map USFS
Lockwood Valley Topo Map USFS
Los Olivos Topo Map USFS
Los Padres MVUM – Navajo Flat (free)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (South)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (Central)
Los Padres NF Visitor Map (North)
Matilija Canyon Wilderness USFS
Mount Pinos OHV Guide East(free)
Mount Pinos OHV Guide West (free)
NatGeo 812 – Los Padres National Forest East
NatGeo 813 – Los Padres National Forest West
NatGeo 814 – Big Sur, Ventana Wilderness
Ojai Topo Map USFS
Santa Lucia OHV 4×4 Trails (free)
Sawmill Mountain Map USFS
Sespe Wilderness Topo Map
Tassajara Hot Springs Big Sur USFS
Ventana Cones Big Sur Map USF
Wheeler Springs Topo Map USFS

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

Snowy Mil Potreo Highway

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more links for this area –

Beautiful PMC

Beautiful PMC

4x4 Routes Los Padres

California Benchmark Atlas

Benchmark California Map

California Benchmark Atlas

The best selling state atlas for the golden state – The California Road and Recreation Atlas

Benchmark California Atlas
California Driving Map. Topographic features, back roads map.

Benchmark’s California Road & Recreation Atlas. It is the ideal state-wide map for any outdoor enthusiast. Excellent for exploring all of the golden state from the deserts of SoCal to the rivers of NorCal. CA Atlas highlights include – all lakes, trailheads, Wilderness Areas, Campgrounds, National Forests, State Parks, National Parks, outdoor recreation destinations, plus extensive back roads (dirt & paved). One of the most successful California map products of our time!

Recent editions have improvements: ground-cover detail at a very high-resolution.(forested, cultivated, marshland, desert, or scrubland). Extensively revised the 14-page Metro Map section; Complete Recreation Guide, page-to-page overlap and legendary accuracy. Printed in 2013 on paper. ISBN# 9780929591490

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 download this atlas w/ Avenza Maps

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Featured above is the current edition being sold; DanaMite actually prefers the look of the less-digitized version – the popular 2nd edition (printed in 2000), shown below. Easier to read maps, less text, less information overall, less busy looking.

Well Used, 2000 Edition

Well Used, Well Loved. 2000, Second Edition

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see also – Benchmark Atlases for other states

Timber Trail Route

Timber Trail Route, Los Padres NF

Zion National Park Map

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Waterfalls appear after a big sudden thunderstorm.

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Map #214
Zion Canyon, Virgin River, Zion NP

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Zion Canyon, from hiking trail to Angel’s Landing

Benchmark Atlas: Utah

hike zion

Hiking Zion National Park – Refrigerator Canyon. Refreshingly cool breezes pass through this canyon, so even hot summer days are okay. A great place to escape the mid-day heat.

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more maps on Utah

Angeles Landing

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion National Park, Utah