Mapping Adventure

Follow our tracks and plan your own adventures with the Arizona Backcountry Explorers Adventure Map.

If you're into extreme, multi-day, 4x4 adventures, then you're in the right place.

I love maps. So much so, I spend hours studying them, researching my next journey into the wilderness. The result is a Caltopo map project that will blow your mind. These tracks and points of interest derive from hours of research on historical USGS topo maps and are listed by the US Board of Geographic Names.

You will find abandoned mines, historical ranches and cabins, Indian ruins, petroglyph sites, waterfalls, natural arches, caves, fishing destinations, and many other worthy adventures. I have visited many of these places, and others are on the bucket list. This map continues to be my resource of adventure destinations across Arizona.

This map displays early topo maps from the US Geological Survey with a newer 2016 Forest Service Map overlay. If you click HERE and view the entire map, you can choose from many overlays like land ownership, weather, motor vehicle use maps, sun exposure, and several others.

Difficulty and conditions

These routes consist of maintained county roads to highly technical trails. All users are advised to use caution when navigating these routes. You will find trails with steep hills, rock shelves, mountain shelf roads, deep water crossings, etc. It's important to know that trail conditions can change overnight. Monsoon rains and flash floods can make a trail impassable. You may encounter situations where trail maintenance is required, vehicle damage could occur, or precarious circumstances may apply. BE READY FOR ANYTHING.

To view the entire map CLICK HERE

To view all trail reports with GPS downloads CLICK HERE

Arizona Backcountry Explorers Adventure Map

Download this map

GPX, KML, and KMZ file formats are available. You can download the entire map or individual tracks and waypoints. To download this map follow the steps below. 

1) Click HERE
2) Use the export option in the Caltopo toolbar. (mobile users click on the wrench)
3) Select the tracks and waypoints you want to export.

TIP: Download the KML Network Link for automatic updating. The map will update every 15 seconds and display new tracks as we add them. The network link will work flawlessly in Google Earth PC or smartphone applications whenever an internet connection is available. It will not update on most GPS devices and programs.