Maps

The Salida Library has a huge selection of USGS topographic maps, of varying scale (what’s scale?) for much of the state of Colorado. Please ask at the Circulation Desk for the index key.

You can access topographical maps online at the USDA Forest Service site here.

Any map that is highlighted on the index is one that the library owns. These are available for photocopying. Bear in mind, many of our maps are historic; i.e. older than 50 years, so certain topographic elements may not be visible on some of our maps. Some are historic gems, dating back to 19th and early 20th century. See Joy if you have questions.

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The USGS has a collection of Historical Topographic Maps

http://nationalmap.gov/historical/

Here’s a link to local historical maps:

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

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Here is a listing of variously scaled maps that the library owns:

USGS topo maps –  30 minute

Colo. – Wyo. Home                            1916
Colo. Paradox Valley                            1916
Creede, Colo.                                1914
Montrose, Colo.                            1909
Mt. Jackson, Colo.                            1909
Colo. Rocky Mountain National Park                    1915
San Cristobal, Colo.                            1907, 1951
Yellowstone National Park—Wyoming, Montana, Idaho        1930, 1957
Dardanelles, Calif.                            1986
Yosemite National Park, California                    1946, 1947
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California    1948, 1953

USGS topo maps – random scales

Grand Canyon National Park (west half)        1:48,000    1927, 1948
Grand Canyon National Park (east half)        1:48,000    1927, 1960
Zion National Park, Utah (Zion Canyon section)     1:31,680    1960
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah            1:31,680    1957
Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado            1:31,250    1915, 1954

USGS topo maps –  1 degree by 2 degrees or 3 degrees

Leadville, Colorado                            1960
Trinidad, Colorado                            1954, 1962
Pueblo, Colorado                            1958
Montrose, Colorado                            1960
Durango, Colorado                            1966
Cheyenne, Wyoming; Nebraska; Colorado                1954, 1969
Raton, New Mexico; Colorado                    1954, 1962
Aztec, New Mexico; Colorado                    1961, 1965
Craig, Colorado; Wyoming                        1960

The library also has maps outside of Colorado:

Alaska

USGS Topo Maps –
Seward (D-5), Alaska – 1951
Seward (D-6), Alaska – 1951

Arizona

USGS Topo Maps –
Grand Canyon National Park (west half) – 1927, 1948 – 1:48,000
Grand Canyon National Park (east half) – 1927, 1960 – 1:48,000

California

USGS Topo Maps –
Dardanelles, Calif. – 1986 – 30 minute
Yosemite National Park, California – 1946, 1947
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California – 1948, 1953 – 30 minute
Devils Postpile, California – 1953 – 15 minute
Mount Dana, CA – 1994 – 7.5 minute
Mammoth Mtn., CA – 1994 – 7.5 minute
Mt. Ritter, CA – 1992 – 7.5 minute
Mt. Abbot, CA – 1982, 1994 – 7.5 minute
Mt. Morgan, CA – 1994 – 7.5 minute

Nevada

USGS Topo Maps –
Carson City, Nev. – 1968, 1982 – 7.5 minute
New Empire, Nev. – 1968, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Virginia City, Nev. – 1967, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Reno, Nev. – 1967, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Mt. Rose NE, Nev. – 1969, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Mount Moriah, Nev. – Provisional Ed. 1986 – 7.5 minute
Washoe City, Nev. – 1968, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Vista, Nev. – 1975, 1982 – 7.5 minute
Kious Spring, Nev. – Provisional Ed. 1987 – 7.5 minute
Wheeler Peak, Nev. – Provisional Ed. 1987 – 7.5 minute

New Mexico

USGS Topo Maps –
Raton, New Mexico; Colorado – 1954, 1962 – 1⁰ by 2⁰ by 3⁰
Aztec, New Mexico; Colorado – 1961, 1965 – 1⁰ by 2⁰ by 3⁰

Utah

USGS Topo Maps –
Moab East: Mountain Biking and Recreation – 1998
Moab West: Mountain Biking and Recreation – 1998
High Uintas Wilderness: Wasatch and Ashley National Forests – 1987
Toiyabe National Forest: South Sierra Division – 1969
Zion National Park, Utah (Zion Canyon section) – 1960 – 1:31,680
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah – 1957 – 1:31.680

Wyoming

USGS Topo Maps –
Cheyenne, Wyo.; Nebraska; Colorado – 1954, 1969 – 1⁰ by 2⁰ by 3⁰
Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, Montana, Idaho – 1930, 1957 – 30 minute
Grand Teton National Park – Teton County, Wyoming – 1948 – 15 minute
Mount Moran, Wyo. – 1968 – 7.5 minute
Grand Teton, Wyo. – 1968 – 7.5 minute

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And:

some of our historic maps have been renamed. So, if something is marked on the index claiming that the library owns it, but it can’t be found, check this listing for renamings.

Quad maps renamed with current 7.5 minute map designations

If you are looking for:

Breece Mountain, Pagoda, Hayden, Hayden Gulch –is Daton Peak (1:62,500)
Figure Four Spring, Desert Gulch, Bull Fork, Mount Blaine – is Highmore (1:62,500)
McInturf Mesa, Ralph White Lake, Slide Mountain, Rock Spring Gulch – is Elkhead Creek (1:62,500)
Anderson Mesa, Horse Range Mesa, Bull Canyon, Hamm Canyon – is Slick Rock, Colo. (1:62,500
Steamboat Mesa, Dolores Point, +2 – is  Coates Creek, Utah—Colo. (1:62,500)
Borie, Cheyenne South, +2 – is Cheyenne, Wyo. (1:62,500)
Skinney Rock, Palmer Mesa, +2 – is Chimney Rock, NM (1:62,500)
McWilliams Canyon, Tin Pan Canyon, +2 – is Brilliant, NM (1:62,500)
Yellow Rock Point, Peter’s Nipple, +2 – is Aneth, Utah (1:62,500)
Ruin Point, Wickiup Canyon, +2 – is Cajon Mesa, Utah (1:62,500)
West Fork Rio Brazos, Toltec Mesa, +2 – is Brazos Peak, NM (1:62,500)
The Wall, Vermejo Peak, +2 – is Ash Mountain, NM (1:62,500)
Antero Reservoir, Antero Reservoir NE, Castle Rock Gulch, Agate Mountain – is Antero Reservoir, Colo. (1:62,500)
Buckeye Reservoir, Ray Mesa, +2 – is La Sal, Utah (1:62,500)
Lisbon Gap, Summit Point, +2 – is Lisbon Valley, Utah (1:62,500)
Dulce, Monero, +2 – is Lumberton, NM (1:62,500)
Burnt Cabin Creek, Papoose Canyon, +2 – is Monument Canyon, Utah (1:62,500)
Glenhaven, Drake, Panorama Peak, Pinewood Lake – is Mount Olympus, Colo. (1:62,500)
Skinney Rock, Palmer Mesa, +2 – is Chimney Rock, NM (1:62,500)
Moccasin Mesa, Trail Canyon, Greasewood Canyon, Red Horse Gulch – is Soda Canyon, Col. (1:62,500)
Dolores Point North, Dolores Point South, +2 – is Polar Mesa, Utah & Colo. (1:62,500)
Sallie’s Spring, Canal Creek, +2 – is Rattlesnake, NM & Colo. (1:62,500)

7.5 minute maps renamed:

If you are looking for:

Mud Creek is — Cortez SW, Colo. (1:24K)
Champagne Spring is — Cedar 3 NW, Colo. (1:24K)
Ruin Canyon is — Cedar 3 SW, Colo. (1:24K)
Carpenter Ridge is — Cebolla, Colo. (1:24K)
Parachute is — Grand Valley, Colo. (1:24K)
Bowdish Canyon is — Moqui SW, Colo. (1:24K)
Battle Rock is — Moqui SE, Colo. (1:24K)
Negro Canyon is — Moqui NW, Colo. (1:24K)
Big Mesa is  — Iola, Colo. (1:24K)
Mesa Lakes is — Skyway, Colo. (1:24K)
Mariano Wash West is — Sentinel  Peak NW, Colo. (1:24K)
Mariano Wash East is — Sentinel Peak NE, Colo. (1:24K)
Vega Reservoir is — The Meadows (1:24K)
Mount Werner is — Storm Mountain (1:24K)
Ruin Point is — Aneth NE (1:24K)
Wickiup Canyon is Aneth SE (1:24K)
Buckeye Reservoir is — Mt. Peale 1 NE, Utah (1:24K)
Ray Mesa is — Mt. Peale 1 SE, Utah (1:24K)
Lisbon Gap is — Mt. Peale 4 NE, Utah (1:24K)
Summit Point is — Mt. Peale 4 SE, Utah (1:24K)
Marble Canyon is — Mt. Waas 1 NE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Steamboat Mesa is — Mt. Waas 1 SE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Dolores Point North is — Mt. Waas 4 NE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Dolores Point South is — Mt. Waas 4 SE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Piute Knoll is — Verdure 1 NE Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Northdale is — Verdure 1 SE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Burnt Cabin Creek is — Verdure 4 NE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Papoose Canyon is — Verdure 4 SE, Utah & Colo. (1:24K)
Ruedi Reservoir, Colo. is — Ruedi, Colo. (1:24K)
Montbello, Colo. is — Sable, Colo. (1:24K)
West Beckwith Mountain is — West Beckwith Peak, Colo. (1:24K)
Trinidad West is — Trinidad, Colo. (1:24K)

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