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Don't leave the trailhead without it.
- Durango/Cortez map includes San Juan National Forest. Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir and Recreation Area, House Creek Recreation Area, Durango Mountain Ski Area, Mancos State Park, Animas River, Colorado Plateau, La Plata Mountains
- Grand Mesa map includes Grand Mesa National Forest; Vega Reservoir State Recreation Area; Collbran, Flowing Park, Granby and Rapid Creek reservoirs; Cottonwood and Leon lakes
- Rocky Mountain National Park map includes Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest, Never Summer Wilderness, Arapaho National Recreation Area, and the cities of Granby and Estes Park
- Telluride/Silverton/Ouray/Lake City map includes parts of San Juan and Uncompahgre national forests; south San Juan Mountains; Lizard Head, Mt Sneffels and Uncompahgre wilderness areas; Calico National Recreation Trail; portions of the Colorado Trail; the trail networks at Coal Bank Pass and Silver Jack Reservoir; and the cities and surrounds of Telluride and Ouray
- Vail/Frisco/Dillon map includes the White River and Arapaho national forests, Eagles Nest and Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness areas, Redcliff, Minturn, Vail, Silverthorne and Frisco; also includes the Dillon Reservoir, Eagle and Blue rivers, Willow Lakes, Tenmile Canyon National Recreation Area, Shrine, and the Vail, Silverthorne, Ptarmigan, Red Buffalo and Uneva passes
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Leaving out the best!
Nothing for the Elk Mountains, Maroon Bells, or Raggeds? Get with it!
Not always accurate.
We use lots of maps working on trails, and some of these maps are definitely more accurate than others. I'm sure that some of the more popular maps and trails for Colorado would be in the Denver/Boulder area, and those are probably updated more frequently. But the South San Juan/Del Norte map in particular is pretty outdated for some of the trails it shows.
Nat Geo makes some pretty good maps. They are water resistant and tear resistant which is nice out on the trail. I still keep them in a waterproof bag just to be safe. The only bad thing I have to say is the random scales they have for different maps. Some are 50K which is fine but others are slightly over 40K which is a random non standard scale. If you like to use UTM to plot points on the map or you like to use a UTM tool not all of these maps will work with it. They are still a great piece of equipment to have on the tail