Map: Bozeman / Big Sky / West Yellowstone

If you’re looking to get out in the Gallatin National Forest but don’t want to pack around a stack of USGS topo maps, keep in mind that modern graphics programs and desktop publishing have allowed some nice alternatives in recent years. From colorful shaded-relief maps to artistic oblique-angle renderings, topography now comes alive on the page like never before. And the Bozeman area is home to some pretty talented cartographers.

Bozeman cartographer Will Robertson’s Bozeman – Big Sky – West Yellowstone Outdoor Recreation Map is a high-quality, waterproof shaded-relief topo delineating 18 mountain bike trails and 10 hikes in the Gallatin National Forest, from the Bridgers to the southern Madison Range and everything in between. Trail descriptions include distance, ride/hike time, elevation profile, directions to the trailhead, and many other useful details. Pick up a copy at local outdoor shops and bookstores or visit