When you plan to be out there on the river, oftentimes without cellphone reception, having a RiverMaps guidebook will help you get prepared and stay prepared. Rivermaps offer information on campsites, river features, and historical facts. They are a necessity on overnight or multi-day river trips in the west.
Why we love RiverMaps Guide Books
RiverMaps Guide Books are
based off USGS topographic maps.
Which means they have the most
accurate and detailed information
of any guide book. They not only
show you the river, but help you
understand nearby land features
The maps include detailed
information about each campsite,
so you can know beforehand the
size, quality and notable features
of the site, helping you
The guide books have details
for more hikes than any other
river guide books, complete with
hike descriptions and trail maps
on the topographic maps. We
especially appreciated this feature
while on the Grand Canyon, when
we were able to hit all the best side
hikes the Grand Canyon had to offer.
RiverMaps are fully waterproof.
When rowing the canyon, you
want a book you can leave out
on your raft. The River Maps guide
handles splashes and immersion
and still looks new by the
end of the trip.
History and Geology features.
The RiverMaps guide tells you
where you are and helps you
understand the significance of
the area and what feeds the river
ecosystem. From explaining how
the bedrock formed to describing
the first descent of the rapid,
River Maps helps you build
connection to place.
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