Terra Incognito



Steamboat Springs Mount Zirkel  1:50,000 scale

3rd Edition

Buffalo Pass & the Wyoming Trail
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Rabbit Ears Peak
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The map is 1:50,000 scale and covers 16 USGS quads. The towns shown include Steamboat Springs, Clark, Columbine, Hahns Peak and Milner. A huge stretch of the Park Range (and the Continental Divide) is mapped, with the mighty Mount Zirkel at the highest point. Other highpoints are Lost Ranger Peak, The Dome, Mount Ethel, Big Agnes Mountain, Rabbit Ears Peak and conical Hahns Peak. Buffalo Pass, Rabbit Ears Pass, Ute Pass, and Red Dirt Pass are shown.

The entire and very beautiful Elk River is revealed, as well as a long stretch of the Yampa River and smaller creeks like Soda Creek, Spring Creek, Fish Creek, Mad Creek, Walton Creek and so many more. Whitewater classes and put-ins & take-outs are shown. Steamboat Lake and Pearl Lake provide boating. And numerous alpine lakes such as Luna Lake, Three Island Lake, Gilpin Lake, Gold Creek Lake & Dinosaur Lake.

In short, you should see the map to see the amazing territory covered.

Extensive field scouting and research went into designing this map. The result is an accurate and up-to-date trail map packed with information. Several trails are published here for the first time. Historical routes are also shown.

Map Features

  • Two maps cover 8 USGS quads each. Each Map offers ideal coverage of the towns and nearby famous passes and mountain ranges. This combination of coverage makes for a good value.
  • Shading tints and contours enhance elevation cues and organize complex terrain.
  • Trail rating symbols. Trails rated “difficult”, “moderate”, and “easy” allowing people to plan the difficulty of their outing. Key roads are also rated for road biking and mountain biking.
  • Singletrack symbols for mountain biking.
  • Game Management Units for hunting.
  • Trail mileage shown between junctions.
  • 46 trail descriptions including directions, trail lengths, elevation gains, noteworthy features and more.
  • Historic routes shown for reference.
  • Ideal contour levels (80 feet) set to improve visualization of terrain forms and maximize elevation information. Additional key spot elements provided for reference.
  • Careful mapping and graphic stressing of natural hydrography to improve comprehension of the terrain forms. Several waterfalls and cascades published here for the first time.
  • Full UTM grid for easy use with GPS receivers.
  • Printed on waterproof, tear-tough material for years of hands-on use.