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Landscape view from Cascade Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon. Photo by Bob Wick, BLM.

Avenza Maps

Heading out for a remote adventure?  No cell coverage?  No problem.

Download the AVENZA Maps application and choose a BLM map as your guide.

How to Download and Use

These maps are designed for use on your mobile device and can be displayed on any PDF reader. However, each map is also geo-referenced so that your current location can be displayed on screen in real time.  To utilize this feature, download the AVENZA Maps mobile application for smartphones and tablets.  For more information about the app by AVENZA, visit their website.

After installing AVENZA Maps on your phone, you can download a wide variety of maps and navigate with your device’s GPS even without cellular reception.

Recommendations

  • Download the map onto your device prior to being in an area that may not have data coverage.
  • In areas with no cellular reception, phone battery life significantly decreases.  Utilizing airplane mode or turning off cellular reception will greatly improve battery life and will not interfere with GPS tracking.
  • Like all GPS technology, the accuracy of your device will be compromised by cloudy weather and close proximity to tall cliff walls and slot canyons.
  • To view the maps at a higher resolution: open the map in the application, click on the Information button in the top right corner, select Advanced Options, and click on Render Map in High Resolution.

Geo-referenced maps are not a substitute for proper preparation and knowledge to travel on public lands. Please check with a local BLM field office for the most up to date information and conditions.

Find and download a map through the lists below.

Arizona

California

Idaho

Montana

New Mexico

Utah