Utah Maps

views of UTAH: topo

camping, hiking, mountain biking, off roading, fishing

the historic burr trail

the historic burr trail, south of Capital Reef NP

HIGH DESERT: Southern Utah is a magical place to explore. Red rock and National Parks, State Parks – too numerous to name. Outdoor recreation around every corner – from river rafting to rugged canyon hikes, wildlife watching to wheeling. Dispersed camping, very abundant. Dirt back roads, by the many miles. Hiking and biking, all over!

The east-west Interstate 70 splits the state, so most parks are located south of the freeway. Green River is a highway town, along I-70 and the mecca, Moab, is south of the interstate.

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MOAB, UT (southeast Utah) – is a hot bed of recreation activities, tourism, hotels, shopping, plus the 2 National Parks.

TORREY, UT (south central Utah) – hip mountain village, next to Fish Lakes National Forest and Capital Reef National Park.

SPRINGDALE, UT (southwest Utah) – the small river town that has merged with neighboring Zion National Park. Tourists everywhere.

Seek the small back roads to get you up and around the outskirts of Zion – very scenic drives. Ghost towns, pinyon & juniper forests, hidden canyons, watrfalls, kolobs and buttes. North of Zion NP, Navajo Lake and Cedar Breaks National Park @ 8000′ elevation – can have snow more than half the year, so plan according.

UTAH TIP = Beware: Thunderstorms and heavy rains are part of the package here in this desert state. Extreme flash floods possible, know the weather forecast and the warnings. Stay out of slot canyons during rainy season. Watch out for wet, muddy, red dirt roads. You’ll get stuck, even in 4WD.

Small farming towns are scattered throughout the National Park areas, some more geared for travelers than others. Many National Forests and BLM areas to camp (for free). Usually just a few miles outside the National Park boundaries. The further you get off pavement, the more seclusion you can find. Find the nearest ranger station and ask some questions – if needbe.

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Utah Park Maps by NatGeo

National Geographic makes these colorful, durable, waterproof maps for all the Utah Parks. More are being released.

Angeles Landing

Atop Angel’s Landing, Zion NP

cool canyon hikes

cool canyon hikes

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RED DIRT TRAILS

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schaffer trail

schaffer trail, canyonlands NP

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4×4 Guide Tahoe NF

Sawmill Lake

Sawmill Lake, Tahoe NF – N of Donner Pass I-80

4Wheeler’s Guide to Trails of the Tahoe National Forest, CA; Lake Tahoe to the North Yuba River; Northern Sierra Nevada mountains, N Gold Country California

4Wheeler’s Guide to the Rubicon Trail

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see also –

Lake Tahoe Basin Topo Atlas

Tahoe National Forest Map USDA

Lake Tahoe Basin – Recreation @ Lake Tahoe

Tahoe Rim Trail Topo Map by Tom Harrison

Tahoe Forest Maps by National Geographic

Tahoe East – Sierra Buttes & Donner Pass

Tahoe West – Yuba River & American River

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Baja Map Mexico

Detailed Map of Baja Mexico
Baja California MX

Camping Gonzaga Bay

Camping Gonzaga Bay

National Geographic has Adventure Maps for Baja California
full color, 2 sided, waterproof, tear resistant, topo maps

 

NatGeo Baja Map NORTH
(Baja Norte)

This travel map covers from San Diego down to Bay of LA. Norte map covers the US/Mexico border from Tijuana to Mexicali, including border crossings, as well as Ensenada & Tecate. Inset maps give extensive detail to these areas: The southern side shows Valle de los Cirios, Bahia de los Angeles, Native Rock Paintings of the Sierra de San Francisco and Whale Sanctuary of El Vizcaino.

Baja Norte Map

OLDER VERSION

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NatGeo Baja Map SOUTH
(Baja Sur)

The sparsely populated southern half of the peninsula has some of the Gulf of California Islands. The southern side covers the state capital La Paz, Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, and Todos Santos. Inset maps give extensive detail to some of these popular areas.

Baja California Sur

OLDER VERSION

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Dining Out in Baja

National Geographic Adventure Map Pack
Baja California 2-Map Set

Map Pack Baja

OLDER EDITION

La Paz Coast

La Paz Coast Baja – Sea of Cortez

Big Sur Maps

Big Sur Coast, California

Several hiking maps exist for this epic Central Coast region of California
Los Padres NF, Ventana, Gorda, Lucia, Limekiln State Park, Big Sur, CA

Lucia Patio

Patio @ Lucia, South Big Sur Coast

Big Sur VentanaNatGeo Big Sur Map #814

National Geographic Trails Illustrated Topo Map

Big Sur Map NatGeo
Central Coast Maps, Big Sur Coast, California Big Sur

Big Sur, California Central Coast Map w/ Ventana Wilderness and Los Padres National Forest. Trails Illustrated Map #814 by NatGeo. Silver Peak Wilderness, California Coastal State Parks, Monterey County Parks, PInnacles National Monument. All trails, trailheads, campgrounds, rivers, creeks, forests and parks between Monterey and San Simeon.

Andrew Molera State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Big Sur National Wild River, Mill Creek Redwood Preserve, Palo Corona Regional Park, Glendeven Ranch, Joshua Creek Canyon Ecological Preserve, Garrata State Park, Point Lobos Ranch, Point Lobos State Reserve, Carmel River State Beach, Asilomar State Beach, Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Toro Regional Park, Garland Ranch Regional Park, Cachagua Community Park, Miller Canyon, Bottchers Gap Campground, Tassajara, Arroyo Seco, Gabilan Range, Salinas River, Sierra de Salinas, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Limekiln State Park, Alder Creek Campground, John Little State Reserve, Slate Hot Springs, Santa Lucia Range, Cone Peak Gradient, Sand Dollar Beach, Jade Cove Big Sur Coast, Fort Hunter Liggett Military Base, San Antonio Pedira, Nacimiento Road, Nacimiento-Fergusson, Salmon Creek Road, Silver Peak Wilderness, Los Burros Road, Willow Creek, Plaskett Creek Campground, Coastal Highway 1 and US Route 101 on Central Coast California.

Printed on waterproof plastic in 2012. ISBN# 9781566955782

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NatGeo Map 814 – Big Sur Map

Redwoods Inland

This Central California Coastal region covers the north end of Los Padres National Forest, Ventana and Silver Peak Wilderness, Pinnacles National Monument, much of Fort Hunter Liggett, plus nearby State Parks – Andrew Molera State Park, Garrapata State Park, Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park, Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Point Sur State Historic Park, Limekiln State Park, Point Lobos State Reserve & California Sea Otter Game Refuge.

Wilderness Press

This recreation map for the California Central Coast includes all of the Big Sur coastline with Ventana & Silver Peak Wilderness.

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digital maps for download

USFS Topo Map – Big Sur California
USFS Topo Map – Los Padres NF, Big Sur Visitor Map
USFS Topo Map – Tassajara Hot Springs
Redwood Hikes Press Map – Andrew Molera State Park
USGS Topo Map – Big Sur, CA (free)
USGS Topo Map – Cone Peak (free)
USGS Topo Map – Ventana Cones (free)
USGS Topo Map – Monterey, CA (free)
USGS Topo Map – Carmel Valley, CA (free)
USGS Topo Map – Partington Ridge (free)

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beaches, forest, state parks & wilderness areas along this coastline:
Andrew Molera State Park
Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park
Limekiln State Park
Los Padres National Forest
Pfeiffer Beach
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Sand Dollar Beach
Silver Peak Wilderness
Ventana Wilderness

nearby towns:

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