National Geographic Maps Vail Local Trails 602 is a waterproof and tear-resistant topographic map that is perfect for exploring the beautiful Vail area. Situated at 8,150 feet in the upper reaches of the Gore Valley and encircled by the White River National Forest, Vail is a popular destination for visitors from around the world. With so many outdoor recreation options, visitors to Vail have an enviable problem, where should they start?
This map is a combination of a standard trail map on the front with a helpful guide on the back that has a selection of recommended hikes, from the moderate 2.9 mile Berrypicker to the strenuous 3,100 foot climb up to Pitkin Lake. Each selected trail includes a brief description, specs such as elevation gain and length as well as a detailed elevation profile to track your progress up and down the numerous peaks and valleys.
Each Local Trails map includes detailed trail maps at 1 inch = 1/2 mile. At this scale every turn of the trail is clearly visible and when covering steep terrain the contours are clearly visible. In addition to the standard features like trailheads and parking areas the maps also show difficulties for each trail segment so you can tell if the entire trail is moderate or if there is only a single short section of difficult on an otherwise easy trail.