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    Maps & Road Conditions

    Is there a single map source that lets me know the road surface? There are lots of roads marked on maps in the west where the roads could be paved, graded dirt, or 4WD.

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    In Texas, we have this book available, divided into grids, containing lots of details including road types. I'm not sure if this is available for California -- this one's on Amazon, linked below.



    http://www.amazon.com/Roads-Texas-M-.../dp/0940672642
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    Quote Originally Posted by carockwell View Post
    Is there a single map source that lets me know the road surface? There are lots of roads marked on maps in the west where the roads could be paved, graded dirt, or 4WD.
    I haven't found any, most use the same line weight/color for paved and good gravel roads.

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    I rarely go anywhere without my DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteers, my West Virginia one has road and destination notes going back almost 20 years. They are not small but they do fit perfectly in a K-bike side case. The DeLorme map books accurately depict the roads from super highway to single track by color and thickness and such, include topo details, sights, etc. I have not yet come across anyone, online or in print, that is more accurate or does a better job.

    Quite simply, no-one does it better than DeLorme, don't leave home without them.
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    The DeLorme Atlas of Colorado does not distinguish between minor paved roads and dirt roads.

    The Benchmark Atlas does. www.benchmarkmaps.com
    I think REI carries them.
    I got mine here: http://www.ravenmaps.com/products.asp?dept=10

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    Up here, the road surfaces change year by year. I was amazed travelling South to NC at the wonderful surfaces when we got beyond Winter freezing.

    We go nuts when we get new pavement on a twisty!

    Current favourite is the Desert lake road North of Sydenham, Ontario.
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