Knowing how to read a topographic map is the foundation to any backcountry adventure. Visualize the rise and fall of the land, and “see” the depths of canyons, the location of boggy meadows, and the height and shape of a mountain. Learn how to read topo maps like a pro.
We realize it’s still winter. But prime campsites for summer are going fast. As you pore over the map scheming up your 2023 adventures, you can snag the campsite of your dreams before it’s too late right from Gaia GPS.
Come for the unparalleled accuracy and detail. Stay for the handwritten guide notes. Here’s how the most trusted and popular recreation maps from National Geographic Trails Illustrated can take your adventures to the next level.
Don’t let your weekend plans go up in smoke. Gaia GPS’s robust collection of weather maps can help you avoid current wildfires and find smoke-free skies. Learn how to use these (free!) wildfire, smoke, and air quality maps and find safer places to hike, bike, or camp.
Dreaming of taking an exotic vacation? Plan now, travel later with the Nat Geo Baja California maps. Find the best spots for surfing and sightseeing along the coast, or follow remote backroads to reach the rugged 10,000’ peaks of the interior. These maps are available with a Premium membership and cover both the Mexican states of Baja California and Baja California Sur — an adventure paradise!
It was such a treat to see so many of you at Overland Expo Mountain West! Thank you to everyone who swung by our tent, and to our partners who put on incredible classes. We’re listening to your feedback to make Gaia GPS even better. Feeling FOMO expo? Catch up here.
Join us in soaking up the last of summer by celebrating the holiday weekend outside! Between now and the end of Tuesday (11:59 pm PT), go on an adventure and add a photo waypoint to your Gaia GPS map for a chance to receive a $25 gift card to the Outside Shop! Don’t know how to add a photo waypoint to the map? No sweat. Read on to learn how to add photo waypoints and to make the most of waypoints in general. Happy adventuring!
Looking for a new hobby, erhm, way of life in 2023? If you enjoy getting off the beaten path, overlanding might be for you. Learn exactly what overlanding even is, what an overloading route looks like, and the type of vehicle and equipment you need. Plus, get tips for planning your first trip.
Take your adventures off-road with the best maps for overlanding. This list includes favorites like Gaia Overland, USFS Roads and Trails, and Motor Vehicle Use Maps. Plus unlock a few bonus maps you might not know about. Discover new trails, go further off the grid, and be prepared for what’s ahead with these key map sources.
Ditch the crowds with Gaia Overland, our brand new overlanding map. Designed in-house for planning big routes, navigating tricky terrain, and rerouting on the fly, Gaia Overland is the definitive map for all of your overlanding, offroading, and motorized adventures. MVUM, USFS, public land boundaries – it’s all in here. Take Gaia Overland offline and put it right on your vehicle’s dashboard.