hiking slot canyons
Capital Reef National Park Map
Capt 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.
Capital 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.
Cathedral 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.
Hiking in Capital Reef National Park
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NatGeo #267 – Capitol Reef NP Map
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.
Fishlake 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; campfire permits are required for back country camping. RV park, motels, market and restaurants available in Torrey.
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.
download digital topos & maps
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)
Free Camping @ Fishlake NF – Torrey, Utah
Giant Walls of Capital Reef
DanaMite will be listing more Utah maps this summer!
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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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, Well Loved. 2000, Second Edition
see also – Benchmark Atlases for other states
Timber Trail Route, Los Padres NF
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Baja California Topo Atlas
This book covers both top and bottom of the peninsula: Baja Norte (NORTH) & Baja Sur (SOUTH), BC Mexico
TOTAL ESCAPE USED TO SELL THESE, but THIS MAP TITLE IS OUT OF PRINT!
NOTE: every so often these printed map books can be found on eBay or Amazon,or elsewhere online usually commanding a high for price tag for a ‘used copy”
Baja Almanac – by Landon S. Crumpton
Mexico Maps – Both Northern & Southern Baja California in one atlas. The Best Maps of Baja, period! Excellent resource while traveling in Mexico. If you plan on driving deep into Baja and really exploring back roads, hidden coves, surf spots, deserts, petroglyphs…. this is the map to have.
The 2009 version was completely revised and updated, detailing every inch of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. With over 10,000 entries, the new Baja Almanac lets you pinpoint any location in Baja, down to the most remote ranch or campsite. Published 2009. ISBN# 9780965866347
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- Adjoining Map Overlap, each map displays an overlapping segment of adjoining map pages
- Updated Land Routes & Cultural Features
- Complete Indexes, Mileage Chart and Primary Route Distance in both miles & kilometers
REAL OLD VERSION
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see also –
National Geographic Baja Maps
Gonzaga Bay, Baja California
Bay of L.A.(aka Bay of Los Angeles) Baja California
DanaMite @ Catavina, B.C. Mexico