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Old 02-06-2016, 08:15 AM   #15
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Google these exact words:

state road maps state websites


Select your desired states, and order their paper road maps.


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Old 02-06-2016, 08:22 AM   #16
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Google these exact words:

state road maps state websites


Select your desired states, and order their paper road maps.


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I tried that as advised by the first post and clicked on the links. The links were broken or did not get me to the maps, but I will look again.

So I went to the AAA website which I am a member, they don't have maps anymore !!!

They have "Tourbooks" which I ordered and got for NV, AZ, UT, NM & CO...
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:29 AM   #17
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At least you found a solution.

We have picked up at souvenir places the laminated maps of states or areas that are meant to be placemats for children, and used them on occasion, for places we were spending extended time periods in.....like the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

You can also buy those laminated, folding state maps at truck stops and places like Barnes & Noble...individual states, also areas such as Southeast, Northeast, etc., and those are great for getting a visual on trajectory.


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Old 02-06-2016, 08:32 AM   #18
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I get AAA maps at their walk-in offices, one of which is a block and half from our house!
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:35 AM   #19
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The AAA "Indian Country" map is far and away the most useful, most detailed, and downright most interesting map of the four corners area and the Colorado Plateau. If you've never seen one, you are in for a treat. Free if you're a AAA member, but also available for sale at a variety of places, especially in the region, but also through Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Map-AAA-Guide-.../dp/B005MZ53RI

National Geographic also has a very good and growing selection of area maps and hiking maps. You just have to sort through their selection to find areas you are interested in:
http://shop.nationalgeographic.com/n...nd-hiking-maps

And specifically, here is the National Geographic four corners map, which would give you a more general, less specific overview of the region:
http://www.amazon.com/Corners-Ancien...NVWPMF9XT8H2CN

The AAA Indian Country map is much more detailed, and in my opinion, much more useful.
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Old 02-06-2016, 08:55 AM   #20
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Thank you, youngpeck, I'm going after the AAA Indian Country Map, hopefully I can walk in and get it
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:07 AM   #21
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If a AAA office doesn't have the map (they should) and you are a member you get order it online through the AAA website, postage-free. If you are not a member and they won't sell you one then, as we have seen, there are a variety of locations online from which to purchase.

I don't think you will be disappointed in that map. It's by far the best map published by the AAA. Originally done by the Southern California branch of the AAA, it's been in print for over fifty years.
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I have what is at least a 30 year old version of that map. I use it when reading Tony Hillerman books to give context to the settings. It will certainly be going with me on my western adventure.
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Old 02-06-2016, 09:29 AM   #23
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Anyone remember laying a map out on the hood of their car? I miss those days...
Same here!

Will research later. Does Michelin still make maps for Europe? Not sure if they ever had ones for the U.S. of differing scale?

The basic problem today is that there is no consumer demand for printed maps. Don't get me going about the utter inability of the younger generations to plan a route on a map. "What is a map?" is the gist of their stupefied look upon being asked to point out their location on a map.

The best reply if they are lost and can't deal with a map?

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Tony Hillerman, yes!

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Old 02-06-2016, 10:45 AM   #25
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Thank you everybody. I called the AAA and they have all of the maps that I need including the Indian Country map right there in stock, free to members.

I'm going there Monday and I'm gonna load up on info. Turns out AAA is quite useful, still, even in this age of technology.
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PS I also ordered free travel guides from the state websites of Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. I already have a package from Utah, which is great information.
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I also like to have a full map to look at during navigation on the road and for planning.
As mentioned by others, you can often, but not always, find official state highway maps on state tourism web sites. But I have found that even these don't have much detail.
While traveling, as the navigator, I will often have a state map, plus large format road atlas like Rand McNally, plus an iPad juggled on my lap. One source of map books you might investigate is the DeLorme and also Benchmark series of state map books for recreation. I especially like the Benchmark series because they include a nice regional map over multiple states, but they are not available for many states--mostly western ones. Then you have more detailed information on any particular area with smaller roads on the other pages. At about $20 per state, the cost can add up if you wander far.
For planning, I also use a large wall size US/North America map to get a sense of scale of the trip. It only shows main highways, but notes major parks. For us living in the Midwest, we are crossing lots of states in our journeys just to get to our main vacation spot.
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Road maps from AAA are the best by far.

USGS has very detailed topographic maps for specific ares, including all of the BLM areas if you are into dispersed camping for free.

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