Outdoor Trail Maps LLC was created in 2017 with the goal of creating user-friendly maps and navigation products designed to meet the needs of hikers and backpackers – exactly the type of maps that I had always wanted to carry into the wilderness.
As an avid explorer of the Colorado backcountry for many years – from 14ers to desert canyons – I always wanted maps that better fit the needs of the on-foot explorer: maps that were more compact, lighter and more affordable, without sacrificing quality, accuracy and user-friendliness. Of course these maps had to be waterproof and tough for all weather and trail conditions… so, after making my own maps for a while for my own journeys, we decided to make maps for all Colorado explorers using these concepts.
Since the release of our first map series in 2017 – the Colorado 14ers Map Series – Outdoor Trail Maps now offers 45 waterproof topo maps and a wall poster map – the Hiker’s Map of Colorado.
At Outdoor Trail Maps, we always bring a map and compass as essential gear every time we go outdoors for an adventure, largely as a way of unplugging from our modern lives – one of the top reasons we enjoy the outdoors in our ultra-connected world – but also as a way of keeping alive the traditional outdoors experience, learning survival skills and as a backup for devices.
We hope that you enjoy our maps as much as we do and that they unlock many years of outdoor adventures for you and your adventure partners.
Feel free to contact us any time as we love hearing from our customers and all outdoor adventurers!
Will Jansen – founder and owner, Outdoor Trail Maps LLC