Alpentech - Utah Backcountry Ski Touring and Recreation Maps and Posters
Alpentech's multipurpose backcountry recreation maps are excellent guides for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, backcountry touring, and ski mountaineering in the mountains and canyons of Utah. The maps identify private versus public lands. Known summer trails and winter routes are suggested to tour guides. For the safety of you and your group consult weather and other sources of information before heading out.
Maps have a 1 kilometer grid-reference in the common U.S. Continental metric UTM system and trailheads have GPS waypoints listed. The maps come in a handy 5x7" format, folded Swiss Army style (pull opposite map corners to open quickly). Recent Alpentech maps substitute the green color shown on USGS 7.5 minute quads with an orthographic image replacing the green layer, enhanced with an afternoon shadow projection.
The Wasatch Maps include backcountry trails and routes, ski area boundaries, ski lifts and trailhead locations on USGS quads reduced from 1"=2000' to 1"=3000' on an ortho-topo basis. A unique feature of the maps is the perspective photography found on one side, allowing to better understand the relief of peaks towering typically one vertical mile over the valley floors. The Bryce and Stansbury maps are similar. The Uinta series covers 21 USGS 7.5 minute quads reaching from Kamas to Kings Peak. The Uinta maps have an enhanced ortho-topo map on both sides.
We are eager to find out about corrections and improvements. We will replace a red-lined map sent to us with a free new one. Address comments and questions to contact us.