The California Trail Users Coalition is a non-profit corporation designed to be a forum for all trail users (hike, mountain bike, horse, wildlife & vehicle) to discuss related issues, problems and alternative solutions; to assist in the planning, development, maintenance and hosting of trails; and to help enforce the rules of the road; and to develop and maintain programs designed to educate users on proper use of trails and trail etiquette.
New features on map include – restroom and kiosk locations, updated GPS coordinates, updated trail routes and revised points of interest.
Off Road Map: Jawbone Canyon / Kelso Valley / Randsburg Ghost Town
Jawbone Canyon OHV North Mojave Desert Map; Topo features, Waterways, Trails & Roads. Motorized & no-motorized trails. Eastern Kern County High Desert. Spangler Hills OHV, Trona Pinnacles National Monument, Randsburg OHV, Red Mountain, Johannesburg, Red Rock Canyon State Park, Last Chance Canyon, El Paso Mountain Wilderness, Desert Tortoise Preserve, Kiavah Wilderness, Dove Springs OHV, Bright Star Wilderness, Tehachapi Loop, Walker Basin, California City, BLM Camping Mojave California Desert Trails, Southern Sierra OHV. Map by Friends of Jawbone w/ California Trail Users Coalition
SoCal Off-Road, OHV Parks, Dove Springs, Jawbone Canyon, Dirt Bike Maps, offroad, North Mojave Desert, Trona Road
Death Valley Road Trip, Camping Death Valley National Park, Mojave Desert California
Dante’s View, DVNP
Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern Mojave Desert, bordering the Great Basin Desert. It is one of the hottest places on Earth.
The Badwater Basin is the point of lowest elevation in North America, at 282 feet below sea level. It is located 85 miles east-southeast of Mount Whitney, the highest point in the contiguous United States, with an elevation of 14,505 feet.
Lying mostly in Inyo County, California, near the border of California and Nevada, in the Great Basin, east of the Sierra Nevada mountains, Death Valley constitutes much of Death Valley National Park and is the principal feature of the Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve. It runs from north to south between the Amargosa Range on the east and the Panamint Range on the west; the Grapevine Mountains and the Owlshead Mountains form its northern and southern boundaries, respectively. It has an area of about 3,000 sq miles.
Death Valley has a subtropical, hot desert climate, with long, extremely hot summers; short, mild winters; and little rainfall.
The valley is extremely dry, because it lies in the rain shadow of four major mountain ranges (including the Sierra Nevada and Panamint Range). Moisture moving inland from the Pacific Ocean must pass eastward over the mountains to reach Death Valley; as air masses are forced upward by each range, they cool and moisture condenses, to fall as rain or snow on the western slopes. When the air masses reach Death Valley, most of the moisture has already been lost and there is little left to fall as precipitation.
Death Valley National Park Maps
Hiking, Camping, 4×4 Routes
Artists Palette Drive (now paved)
Death Valley Trail Map
Topographical maps for DVNP can be found through Tom Harrison and National Geographic. Wilderness Press makes a couple of decent hiking books too.
Inyo National Forest Map from the USDA covers tall mountain peaks west of the National Park. Panamint Valley, Saline Valley, Darwin, Ballarat ghost town are all located on the west side and are also featured on these topographic maps.
Tom Harrison Recreation Map: Death Valley Maps; Death Valley National Park CA, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells. Eureka Dunes, The Racetrack, Panamint Valley Off Roading, 4×4 Death Valley, Skidoo, Shoshone, Darwin Falls, Darwin Wilderness, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Stovepipe Wells, Teakettle Junction, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Goler Wash; Barker Ranch, Ballarat Ghost Town California Mining Districts, Mojave Mining Camps, Saline Valley Hot Springs; Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 250K; ISBN# 9781877689574
Trails Illustrated Map from National Geographic. Death Valley National Park map #221. Inyo Mountains, Inyo Desert Camping, Badwater, Telescope Peak, Panamint Valley, Panamint Range, Ballarat ghost town, Manson Cabin, Amargosa mountains, Death Valley Backcountry map. Hiking Map. Many, many dirt roads and old mining operations to explore. Very detailed & colorful. Waterproof Plastic Map; Tear Resistant. GPS data. ISBN#749717012219
Death Valley Maps, Death Valley National Park, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells, Eureka Dunes, Panamint Valley, Scotty’s Castle, Barker Ranch, Manson Ranch, Furnace Creek, Stovepipe Wells. Eureka Dunes, The Racetrack, Panamint Valley Off Roading, 4×4 Death Valley, Skidoo, Shoshone, Darwin Falls, Darwin Wilderness, Eureka Dunes, Furnace Creek, Zabriskie Point, Stovepipe Wells, Teakettle Junction, 20 Mule Team Canyon, Goler Wash; Barker Ranch, Ballarat Ghost Town California Mining Districts, Mojave Mining Camps, Saline Valley Hot Springs