Books, Maps & Magazines

Guide to National Parks of the USA

M1069345 Available: Out of stock
Guide to National Parks of the United States [7th edition]

Packed with more color photographs (380) and detailed color maps (80) than any other parks guidebook on the market, this handy, practical guide, completely updated for the 2012 edition, offers comprehensive information on the crown jewels of the national park system--the 58 scenic national parks that conserve and protect the flora and fauna in some of our nation's last wilderness areas.

This guide helps travelers design custom trips depending on the time and interests they have. The parks are grouped region by region so that vacationers can plan trips to one or more central location. Each chapter is introduced by a map and a geographical profile, followed by the parks in alphabetical order. Individual parks start with a portrait of the natural wonders available, their history, and the ecological setting and stresses they face.

A practical "How to Get There" follows with suggestions on when best to visit and a "How to Visit" section with advice on which activities to engage in, how much time to provide for each, and how to savor the beauty of the place. After the descriptions, each park has an "Information & Activities" page with detailed visitor information, including the location of the visitor centers, the fees, pet guidance, special advisories, camping, and lodging details. Suggested brief, nearby excursions are provided to encourage the traveler to explore beyond the park boundaries.

This update includes the lastest information on the 2009 tsunami that devistated America Samoa National Park, information on road changes that resulted from the recent flooding in Olympic National Park, and changes in Arches National Park, including the collapse of Wall Arch in late 2008. The new edition also has 200 new photos by noted nature photographer Phil Schermeister. These pictures, many of which have never been published before, reflect the beauty and grandeur of our national treasures, while the accompanying text, written by experienced National Geographic writers who have traveled the parks, is full of personal, useful, and practical information.
$26.00

Wild in the City: Fauna & Flora of Colorado Urban Spaces

M1070046 Available: Out of stock
Join artists, Dorothy DePaulo and Heidi Snyder on an inspirational journey of discovery as they explore the plants and animals in the parks and open spaces in the Front Range of Colorado. Both are nationally and internationally recognized artists and have spent countless hours of field observation and taken thousands of reference photos (some featured in the book) in urban green areas. Based on these references they have created detailed and scientifically correct drawings presented in an artistic manner. These gorgeous colored pencil drawings are unique in that the fauna and flora are shown in relationship to each other. The subjects of these drawings have been extensively researched and are accompanied by interesting facts. The purpose of the book is to raise public awareness on how nature interacts with an ever-changing environment and is intended to further reveal the range of plants and animals living in urban spaces. Due to its multi-media/multi-discipline approach, the book will span all age groups and appeal to many interest groups.
$26.95

Yellowstone Nat'l Park Map

M2320105 Available: Out of stock
More than just a map, National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic maps are designed to take you into the wilderness and back. Printed on tear-resistant, waterproof material, this map can go anywhere you do. Each map is based on exact reproductions of USGS topographic map information, updated, customized, and enhanced to meet the unique features of each area. The maps include valuable wilderness tips and Leave No Trace guidelines, along with updated trails, trailheads, points of interest, campgrounds, and much more. With a new color palette and stunning shaded relief, backcountry navigation has never been easier. Detailed and accurate coverage for Yellowstone National Park. Includes a detailed road network and popular trails, complete with use restrictions, mileages, elevation gains, and difficulty ratings. Popular attractions and park services are clearly identified. UTM and Latitude/Longitude grids ensure ease of use with GPS or compass navigation.
$11.95

Needles/Canyonlands Map

M2320155 Available: Out of stock
The National Geographic - Trails Illustrated folded map is your essential guide for outdoor exploration in Canyonlands National Park/Needles/Island. The brilliantly illustrated topographical representation shows all trails, campsites, and recreational features, plus relevant info on wildlife, history, geology, and archaeology. 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 durablity for your next outdoor adventure.
$11.95

Poudre River/Cameron Pass Map

M2320270 Available: Out of stock
Outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the pristine areas in southern Roosevelt National Park will find National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Poudre River and Cameron Pass an essential travel companion. Expertly researched and created in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, Colorado State Parks, the Bureau of Land Management and others, this map will guide you along the trails, over the peaks and across the rivers as you enjoy your adventure or recreation activity. Included in this map are the areas of Comanche Peaks and Rawah Wilderness, Bull Mountain, Bliss State Wildlife Area and more. The map's clearly marked trails, tagged with mileages between intersections and colored according to their permitted usage, can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes, lakes and rivers. The Cache la Poudre North Park Scenic Byway is also mapped out for those who prefer to explore the area on the road. Some of the many recreation features highlighted on the map include: campgrounds, huts and yurts, wildlife viewing areas, cross-country ski, snowmobile, ATV and bike routes and visitor centers. Due to the extreme weather here in the winter, the map also includes seasonal safety warnings, so visitors know what areas are closed during certain parts of the year. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. Other features found on this map include: Comanche Peak Wilderness, Mummy Range, Neota Wilderness, Rawah Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest, Routt National Forest.
$11.95

Long's/McHenry's Peak Map

M2320415 Available: Out of stock
Towering over the Rocky Mountains stands the 14,259 foot high Longs Peak. National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Longs Peak and the surrounding south-east areas of Rocky Mountain National Park is designed to meet the needs of those who are looking for a phenomenal climbing experience as well as for all outdoor enthusiasts. Expertly researched and created in partnership with local land management agencies, this map features key points of interest including Bear Lake, Wild Basin, Moraine Park , Glacier Basin, the privately owned MacGregor Ranch Conservation Easement and the western edge of the Roosevelt National Forest. With extensive detail of Longs Peak and miles of clearly marked trails, scenic byways lakes and creeks, the map can guide you off the beaten path and back again. The clearly marked trails include mileages between intersections. The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits and passes. Some of the many recreation features include: visitor centers, campgrounds, backcountry campsites, trailheads, and interpretive trails. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. Other features found on this map include: Longs Peak, Rocky Mountain National Park, Roosevelt National Forest.
$11.95

Colorado Topo Recreational Map

M2326076 Available: Out of stock
Topographic full color Colorado state map is scaled at 1" = 12.5 miles. Elevation contours each 1,000 feet (color shaded each 2,000 feet at higher elevations) portray the general geography. Also shown are national forests, wilderness areas, campgrounds, parks, state game and fish areas, ski areas, mining districts, points of interest, and more. More roads are shown than on typical highway maps. Much printed information is also included.
$3.95

Western United States

M2326393 Available: Out of stock
Rand McNally's folded regional map of the Western United States is a must-have for anyone traveling in and around this part of the country, offering unbeatable accuracy and reliability at a great price. Their trusted cartography shows all Interstate and state highways, along with clearly indicated points of interest, airports, county boundaries, and more.
$5.99

Colorado Easy To Fold (Easyfinder)

M2326664 Available: Out of stock
The durable and convenient Colorado EasyToFold state map will take all the wear and tear your journey can dish out. The heavy-duty laminated design allows you to mark your route, make notes, then wipe the surface clean for further use. This is a must-have for navigation whether you're a state resident or just passing through.
$7.95

Benchmark Colorado Atlas 5th Ed.

M2326751 Available: Out of stock
Colorado's mountains are the source of everything that makes Colorado unique. No other publication can display this entrancing scenery and its recreation potential with more precision than Benchmark's Colorado Road and Recreation Atlas. The Recreation Guide has complete categorized listings and the recreation maps show complete public land ownership. Map Scale = 1:200,000 & 1:500,000 Sheet Size = 11" x 16"
$22.95

Boulder Impressions

M2326912 Available: Out of stock
Book: Boulder Impressions
Photography and text by Mike Barton
foreword by Olympic Gold Medalist Frank Shorter
From the Flatirons to the Pearl Street Mall and everything in between.
This
book is a photographic tour of Boulder.  Mike Barton has captured this city at many of it's signature moments including Kinetics and the Bolder Boulder 10K.  Historic buildings, scenery during all seasons and all the landmarks you associate with Boulder, Colorado.
$19.95

Rand McNally Road Atlas

M2326924 Available: Out of stock
The Rand McNally Road Atlas is the most trusted and best-selling US atlas on the market. This updated North American atlas contains maps of every U.S. state and Canadian province, an overview map of Mexico, and detailed inset maps of over 350 cities and 20 U.S. national parks. Road construction and conditions contact information for every state conveniently located above the maps. Contains mileage chart showing distances between 90 North American cities and national parks along with a driving times map.
$13.95