National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Badlands National Park is a comprehensive guide for outdoor enthusiasts looking to enjoy the countless outdoor adventures the park offers. Expertly researched and created in cooperation with the National Park Service, and others, the map covers the park including the Palmer Creek Area, Badlands Wilderness Area, Buffalo Gap National Grassland, and Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. An inset map of the Cedar Pass area provides additional detail of this most visited section of the park along with its seven hiking trails. Trail descriptions are also provided along with their distances.
The the park’s northern unit can by explored by following the Badlands Loop Road, which is shown along with its overlooks, parking and picnic areas, restrooms and other facilities. Explore the park’s southern unit by following the mapped high-clearance and four-wheel-drive roads in the the backcountry. To aid in your navigation of the area, the map includes, contour lines with elevations, water features, selected waypoints and color-coded boundaries between park land, wilderness areas and Indian reservation land. Other pinpointed features include ranger stations, campgrounds and primitive campsites, and interpretive trails.
Also included are a park overview, camping and hiking information, backcountry guidelines and regulations, and contact information. Every Trails Illustrated map is printed on “Backcountry Tough” waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation. We love technology and enjoy the convenience of GPS, but you can’t plan a trip on a phone screen and navigation doesn’t work where there’s no cell signal. Start your next trip on the right foot with a high-quality folding travel map. Make the most of your next adventure, even if you lose GPS or cell signals. You’ll always be on the correct route with our folding travel maps. Your adventure starts here!
Badlands National Park, Cedar Butte.
What is a Trails Illustrated Map?
With more than 250 titles available for America’s favorite outdoor destinations, Trails Illustrated maps are the most trusted and popular recreation maps available. Continually setting the standard for accuracy, each map is crafted in conjunction with local land managers and undergoes rigorous review and enhancement before being printed on waterproof, tear-resistant material. Each Trails Illustrated map contains detailed topographic information, clearly marked trails, recreational points of interest, and navigational aids.
About the Author
Founded in 1915 as the Map Department of the National Geographic Society, National Geographic Maps is responsible for illustrating the world around us through the art and science of mapmaking. Today, National Geographic Maps continues this mission by creating the world’s best wall maps, outdoor recreation maps, travel maps, atlases and globes that inspire people to care about and explore their world.
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