24K Topographic Maps


Garmin GPS Receivers


Above the Timber

Why GPS Maps

Above the Timber's high resolution topographic maps coupled with a Garmin mapping GPS receiver bring maps into the 21st Century. No longer do you have to locate physical landmarks and triangulate your position via map and compass, a tedious and error prone procedure. Your Garmin GPS does all that for you . . . instantly.

Utah Roads

Roads are based on the US Census Bureaus TIGER 2014 data, the latest available. The Utah roads include Interstate to 4WD. Federal and state highways are shown in distinct colors and with unique shields for quick identification.

National Forest Roads

While the bulk of Utah's roads are based on TIGER data, within NF boundaries, TIGER roads were mostly deleted in favor of NF roads. The advantages are many, up to date road existence, more accurate vectors, road numbers and names, road type. In some cases ten TIGER roads were deleted for each NF road added.


When one thinks of Utah, arches immediately come to mind. After all, Utah has the iconic Delicate Arch on both its license plate and US quarter coin.

Utah Trails

All Utah National Forest and most BLM trails are represented on these maps. All trails are shown as a bold dashed red line or a wider dashed line for motorized trails.

Arch Photos

Order the DVD version of the Utah Topo maps and receive over 800 unique geotagged arch and bridge photos. These photos will display on the map and greatly assist your arch hunting.

30-Minute Map Segments

Each map segment covers an area of 30 x 30 minutes of arc or exactly 16 - 7.5 minute Quad Maps. These map segments seamlessly join one to another, therefore you can have an entire state as one seamless map inside your GPS receiver.


While great effort was expended in data collection and presentation, Above the Timber assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these maps. Therefore, the user/purchaser assumes all responsibility for any errors in these maps.

Utah Points of Interest

Utah has over 30,000 points of interest showing summits, mines, cemeteries, arches, pillars, basins, springs, flats, ridges, cliffs, waterfalls, communication towers, passes and on and on. All points come from the USGS and appear to be based on 100K or 250K data, hence will often not align perfectly with contours.

Utah Wilderness

Utah has over 80 Wilderness, Wilderness Study, Primitive and Wild & Scenic River Areas from National Forest, National Parks and BLM. All provide a non-motorized experience and share Above the Timber's unique light buff area color for quick identification and high contrast object viewing. Simply hover over the base map in the portion of Utah of interest to quickly find a wilderness to explore.

Utah Public Lands

Public lands are shown at 24,000:1 or better resolution if the data was publicly available. Included are National Forest, National Parks, Bureau of Land Management, Federal Wilderness Areas, Indian Reservations, National Wildlife Areas, Military, Bureau of Reclamation, Department of Energy, State Lands, and State Parks.

Four Maps in One

Each Above the Timber map is actually four separate maps, unlike paper maps or most electronic maps. Even some Garmin compatible maps lack this feature. This 4-in-1 construction is a huge advantage on a small screen handheld GPS, but even on your PC monitor you will appreciate this feature.

Wildlife Management Units

Wildlife Management Unit borders have been added at the 24:000 to 1 scale of the maps. See your exact position relative to a WMU border in the field, then use your GPS to measure how far away the border is from your position.

Utah Ski Lifts

Every Utah ski lift is shown in a unique ski lift line type. Each lift is described as follows: Name, Capacity, Elevation Gain, Type and Sub-Type.

Border to Border Coverage

The Utah maps seamlessly cover the entire state at the 24,000:1 map scale.

Utah Hydro Data

The High Resolution Water Data is what makes the Utah maps stand out. Most vector maps only have named water features, named lakes and streams. For every named water feature, their are 100-unnamed water features. To the extent possible with USGS water feature databases, ALL unnamed water features are on these maps. We're talking beaver pond resolution!!!  Additionally, most Utah rivers are shown at their true extent, bank to bank, not just a line indicating river.

Forty-Foot Contour Intervals

Elevation contours on Above the Timber's Topos are at 40-foot intervals, the same as standard 7.5-minute USGS Quad maps. Because of the multi-layered nature of the maps, as you zoom out, contours will automatically reduce to 200 foot intervals to avoid contour clutter.

Utah Counties

Starting with version 3.0, Utah Counties are visible as a base area. Simply touch any private land (white) area with the cursor and the county name will appear. Alternately, select more info on any area and the county name will appear in the list.

Map-GPS Compatibility

Will Above the Timber's GPS Topo maps work on my Garmin GPS receiver? Almost for certain YES, see the attached samples.

Custom Map Colors

Customize the color palette of the Utah maps. Simply substitute one small file in the map folder to make the change.

Free Utah Demo Map

Download a free demo GPS map of Utah so you can see a portion of the actual maps cut from the Utah master maps. 

Utah Change History

Current version 3.0, May 2015

All of the changes to the Utah GPS Topo maps since they were introduced in June, 2008.

Utah Map Cost

The cost of the Utah GPS 24K Topo map set is $59.95 either by download or DVD-ROM.  You can also purchase combination state maps at a lower unit cost, see Buy Now > GPS Maps, on the main menu for purchase options.