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Black Mesa, Curecanti Pass


National Geographic Trails Illustrated Maps

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Outdoor enthusiasts seeking to explore the remote and untamed mountains of western Colorado will marvel at National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Black Mesa and Curecanti Pass. Created in cooperation with the U.S. Forest Service, this expertly researched map covers the recreational land in the area with unparalleled detailed. Among the main points of interest are Gunnison National Forest, West Elk Mountains and Wilderness, Sapinero, Centennial and Gunnison State Wildlife Areas, Curecanti National Recreation Area and Rainbow Lake.

Get off the beaten path and back on again by following the map along hiking and motorized trails; hard surface and mountain bike routes; and snowmobile and winter use trails. To aid in your navigation of the area, the map also includes contour lines, elevations, labeled peaks, summits and passes, water features and selected waypoints as well as a complete road network of the area, including numbered Forest Service roads and BLM routes. Some of the other recreation features pinpointed are areas for camping, cross-country and alpine skiing, climbing, fishing and picnicking. Additionally, wilderness regulations, survival tips, Leave No Trace guidelines and essential contact information is provided.

Other features found on this map include: Gunnison National Forest, West Elk Mountains, West Elk Peak, West Elk Wilderness.