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Colorado Hiking Trail Maps

This site is designed for quick access to Colorado hiking trail maps. Some of these are free, some are sold by Amazon.com and similar, well-known and reputable vendors.



Boulder Colorado hiking trails map

Boulder Area/El Dorado
Sky Terrain®

Boulder's most advanced, up-to-date, and beautiful trail maps for hikers, mountain bikers, road bikers, climbers, students, and tourists. Printed on waterproof, tear tough plastic material. Two maps cover the entire Boulder Valley and mountain region in great detail. The first map, at a large 1 to 20,000 scale, zooms in on the Flatirons, Boulder Mountain Parks, El Dorado Canyon State Park, Walker Ranch Park, downtown Boulder, Boulder Creek Path, and the Univeristy of Colorado Campus. The second map, at 1 to 50,000 scale, shows the entire Boulder Valley, including Teller Farm, White Rocks, Boulder Valley Ranch, South Rim, South Boulder Creek; and the many splendid canyons like Lefthand Canyon, Four Mile Canyon, Boulder Canyon, Coal Creek Canyon, El Dorado Canyon. Both maps feature easy to read symbols suggesting best routes and trails for hiking, mountain biking, & road biking. Trails are rated with colorful symbols indicating easy, moderate, or difficult levels. Many trails are mapped here for the first time in print, revealing previously so called "secret" trails. This is a map by R. Kent Schulte, whose is to topo maps what Audobon was to birds.

Rocky Mountain national Park topo map

Rocky Mountain NP
Trails Illustrated®

Coverage includes Rocky Mountain National Park, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. Never Summer Wilderness. Arapaho National Recreation Area. Grandby and Estes Park. All data is updated to reflect road closings, new trails, and campground relocation. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material with a plastic coating that offers supreme durability. Measures 4" x 9" folded and 28" x 32" fully opened. This link goes to amazon.com, and will enable you to choose between new and used copies. Although the used copies are frequently an earlier printing, they are usually new copies sold by liquidators and represent an excellent value.

free map download

Long's Peak • Free Download

This page features a small preview of the map, with a link to download a 1:24,000 ziped jpeg image of this map. It is a freebie map on the fourteeners.com website; they are an exclusive outlet for certain Colorado map products. Although you certainly may want to review what they have to offer, you can download this jpeg with no strings attached.

free topo map download

Williams Creek Trail/Grassy Mountain, Gunnison • Free Download

Courtesy the BLM website, which is one of the myriad government agencies that have a say in how the public lands of Colorado are used. Your tax dollars paid for this map, so you might as well use it. (Right click the map to save the image)

free topo map download

Alpine Gulch, Gunnison • Free Download

Courtesy the BLM website; again, you paid for it. (Right click the map to save the image)

free topo map download

Wiley Ridge, Gunnison • Free Download

Courtesy the National Interagency Fire Center website. (Right click the map to save the image)

Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak hiking trails map

Colorado Springs & Pikes Peak
Sky Terrain®

All new map reveals the impressive topography of Pikes Peak Country in exquisite beauty never before seen. Waterproof and tear-tough for years of use. Custom shaded relief, hypsometric color tints, and contours enliven the terrain and create a strong 3D impression. Full, detailed coverage of trails, including extensive trail ratings, descriptions, elevation gains, and lengths. Information on hiking, mountain biking, camping, fishing, 4wd, climate, geology, hydrology and more. The map covers Rampart Range, Garden of the Gods, Mueller State Park, much of Pike National Forest, Cripple Creek, The Crags, Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Cheyenne Mountain, Signal Butte, US Air Force Academy, Cheyenne Canyon, Fox Run Park, Florissant Fossil Beds, North Slope, and much more. Map is 1:75,000 scale, sheet size is 24" x 32", folds to 4" x 8". This is another phenomenal map by R. Kent Schulte.

Sangre de Cristos mountains topo map

Sangre de Cristos
Trails Illustrated®

Coverage includes Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Great Sand Dunes National Monument and Preserve - San Isabel and Rio Grande national forests. Sangre de Cristo Wilderness. Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area. San Luis State Park. San Luis Lakes, DeWeese Reservoir and Huerfano State Wildlife Areas. Blanca Wetlands. Rainbow Trail. Hayden, Medano and Mosca passes. 14ers: Blanca Peak, Crestone Peak, Crestone Needle, Kit Carson Mt., Challenger Point, Humboldt Peak, Ellingwood Point, Little Bear Peak and Mount Lindsey. All data is updated to reflect road closings, new trails, and campground relocation. Printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material with a plastic coating that offers supreme durability for your next outdoor adventure. Measures 4" x 9" folded and 28" x 32" fully opened. Last updated in 2002. This link goes to amazon.com, and will enable you to choose between new and used copies. Although the used copies are frequently an earlier printing, they are usually new copies sold by liquidators and represent an excellent value.

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