Utah Maps

views of UTAH: topo

camping, hiking, mountain biking, off roading, fishing

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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 it’s neighbor, Zion National Park. Tourists everywhere.

Look for the small back roads, to get you up and around the outskirts of Zion Valley – very scenic drives. Ghost towns, pinyon forests, 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 Angeles Landing, Zion NP

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cool canyon hikes

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RED DIRT TRAILS

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schaffer trail

schaffer trail, canyonlands NP

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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Grand Canyon National Park Map

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Grand Canyon Maps

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The Colorado River carves out the Grand Canyon, the largest National Park in the nation. 2019 marks the park’s 100th birthday!

The large river flows south from the state of Colorado, down thru the red rock deserts of the Southwest US; separating Arizona from California, down to Baja California and the Sea of Cortez

North Rim of Grand Cyn = Utah (8000′ elevation) conifer forests

South Rim of Grand Cyn = Arizona (7000′ elevation) pinyon forests

Arizona Camping Maps

Utah Maps & Utah Books

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Baja California Maps

Baja California

old baja almanacLandon’s legacy will 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

So, will the map ever get republished? That is a great question. Why not ask the publishers, Baja Almanac Publishers, Inc. @ baja-almanac.com

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OLD fold-out MAP

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OUT OF PRINT

National Geographic makes the only decent Baja Maps now!

maps of Baja California