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.
Best Overall Map: California Road & Recreation Atlas. This map books is the ideal state-wide map for any outdoor enthusiast. Excellent for exploring all of the golden state from the deserts of Southern California to the rivers of Northern California.
The Benchmark 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). This full color beauty is 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 scrub land). Extensively revised the 14-page Metro Map section; Complete Recreation Guide, page-to-page overlap and legendary accuracy. Printed on paper. 11th edition (2021) ISBN# 9781734315035
download this atlas w/ Avenza Maps
However, featured above is the current edition being sold but 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
2021 NEW Baja Atlas
Timber Trail Route, Los Padres NF
Emigrant Trail Maps
Emigrant Wilderness Area
part of Stanislaus National Forest
Highway 108 – Sonora Pass
Sierra Nevada Gold Country
North of Yosemite National Park
Emigrant Wilderness Map USDA
High Sierra with deep snow closes this region annually. This is usually the last Sierra Hwy Pass to OPEN for through-traffic in summer. It gets more snow than Yosemite. Check local rangers for all road conditions, fire info, trail access points before departing on a backcountry trip. Wilderness permits and campfire permits are always required!
Waterproof Plastic Paper. 1″ to mile; Usually only found at Ranger Stations – Hard to find maps. Perfect for a day hike reference or extended backpacking adventures. Printed on plastic in 2016. ISBN# 9781628114133
Emigrant Wilderness Trail Map
Topo Maps by Tom Harrison
Tom Harrison Trail Map: Emigrant Wilderness Map Trail Map, Sonora Pass Map, Sierra Nevada; Kennedy Meadows, CA. Pinecrest Lake, Dodge Ridge, Relief Reservoir, Leavitt Lake, Leavitt Meadows, The Dardanelles, Eagle Meadows; Sonora River fishing, Dardanelle CA. Durable, waterproof plastic map; Folded. Map Scale: 63.4K; ISBN# 9780989457910
Wilderness Press Topographic Map
see also –
Stanislaus National Forest Map
Stanislaus Forest Atlas
Yosemite High Country Map
Baja Road Trip Map
Baja California Mexico
New atlas for Baja California MX, created by Benchmark Maps.
Released MAY 2021
Decent printed Baja Maps are always hard to come by. If you are seeking a hard copy Baja Road Trip Map, then the links below may help you find one.
Historic Baja Almanac >
Landon’s legacy will always live on with the amazing map that he created; published between 1997-2009. The Baja California Almanac is regarded as the best topographical map of the Baja California peninsula. This map book has been out of print since 2010 and finding one on eBay or Amazon is often difficult.
Landon S. Crumpton (RIP) * dirt biker turned map maker
OLD fold-out MAP
This smaller Baja fold out map was a once-off map publication that was printed in the mid-2000s, but it is impossible to find now. Originally selling for a mere $5.95, they were quickly outta stock and never to be seen again.
Furthermore, if you are seeking to travel Baja California in depth, may we suggest a GPS unit; and downloading the more relevant, digital maps over at Baja GPS Guide. They have newer digital maps for this region. Claiming to be the most detailed map of Baja, Copper Canyon, and mainland Mexico. NOTE: must own a compatible GPS for this map. BAJA & MEXICO E32 TOPO MAP
Gonzaga Bay, Baja California Mexico
Explore Baja: Petroglyphs, Back Roads, Surf Spots, Fishing Maps, Off Road Routes, Mountains, Deserts, Camping, Beaches, Sea of Cortez; in particular, these popular favorite south-of-the-border destinations Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs and Mikes Sky Ranch
Several notable Baja California towns:
OUT OF PRINT
Surf Baja California
Baja Road Trip Maps (2 pack) by NatGeo
The Biggest & Best Baja California Topo Atlas
Baja Almanac Map
This map covers both top and bottom of the peninsula: Baja Norte (NORTH) & Baja Sur (SOUTH), BC Mexico
Baja Almanac PDF?
available for free, in a PDF download from
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 2003
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.
2009 edition (large format)
This version was the largest format ever printed on this map, detailing every inch of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. Thinner and larger means less page flipping. With over 10,000 entries, the Baja Almanac lets you pinpoint any location in Baja, down to the most remote ranch or campsite. Published 2009. ISBN# 9780965866347
- Larger Size: 10.75″ wide x 15.25″ tall
- Printed on 70lb Paper with Matte Finish, a crisper, more defined presentation
- 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
CABO SAN LUCAS MARINA
NatGeo makes waterproof hard-copy maps of the the Baja Peninsula.
National Geographic Baja Maps
Gonzaga Bay, Baja California
Bay of L.A.(aka Bay of Los Angeles) Baja California
DanaMite @ Catavina, B.C. Mexico