Panoramic Aerial Maps of the American West
including the states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada
New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming
©2003 William A. Bowen - California Geographic Survey
This collection of panoramic maps was produced for public instruction and
unfunded academic research. The maps were created by combining
numerical elevation data collected by the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
and linear data acquired from the old United States Geological Survey’s
national atlas. Both data sets have numerous flaws, but I believe that the
resulting maps are worthy of your inspection and use for non-navigational
purposes. Looking down on the land from a high place gives fresh perspectives
and new appreciation for a country’s otherwise unseen geography.
The digital master models from which all the panoramic maps are derived
were created by combining numerous 1-degree, 3 arc-second SRTM digital
elevation models, each containing 14,400 individual elevation points located
at approximately 90 meter horizontal intervals. The master model for the Colorado
Plateau was constructed by combining 144 1-degree SRTM models. It contains
over 200,000,000 elevation points. If laid out on a single piece of paper with
elevation points separated by 1/72 of an inch, the resulting terrain map would
measure more than 16 feet on a side. All views are made from very high
simulated elevations, usually between 25 and 100 kilometers above sea level.
Most encompass areas containing thousands of square miles.
All of the maps contained in this collection are subject to the laws of the
United States concerning the ownership of copyrighted intellectual property.
These materials are copyrighted © 2003 - William Bowen. Free use is granted
for the non-commercial use of these materials by teachers and students in
the public schools and individuals involved in unfunded academic research.
Appropriate permissions and citations are required in all cases. If copyright
questions arise, contact Dr. William Bowen. (e-mail:
Black Mesa AZ
Canyon de Chelly AZ
Chiricahua Mts AZ
Chiricahua Mts AZ 75k
Comb Ridge AZ-UT 50K
Flagstaff AZ 75k
Holbrook AZ 75k
Lake Mead AZ
Mogollon Rim AZ
Monument Valley AZ
Monument Valley AZ 50K
Mt Baldy AZ 75k
Mule Mts AZ 75k
Natanes Mts AZ 75k
Phoenix AZ
Phoenix AZ 75k
Skeleton Mesa AZ 50K
Springerville AZ 75k
Tucson AZ 75k
Numerous panoramic maps are available in the Electronic Map Library
of the California Geographical Survey.
Antelope Park CO 75k
Antonito CO
Arkansas River Canyon CO
Aspen CO 75k
Baxterville CO 75k
Blue Mesa Reservoir CO 75k
Colorado Springs CO 50K
Delta CO 75k
Denver CO
Dolores River Canyon CO 50K
Dolores River Canyon CO
Estes Park CO 50K
Fort Garland CO 75k
Granby CO 75k
Grand Hogback CO
Grand Hogback CO 50K
Grand Junction 1 CO
Grand Junction 2 CO
Leadville CO 75k
Loveland Pass CO 50K
Mesa Verde CO
Mesa Verde CO 50K
Montezuma Valley CO 50K
Naturita Ridge CO 50K
North Park CO
Panonia Reservoir CO 75k
Paradox Valley CO
Roan Plateau CO
Royal Gorge CO 75k
San Juan Mts CO
San Juan Mts 2 CO
San Luis Valley CO
Sawatch Range CO 50K
South Park CO
Uncompahgre Plateau CO
Vail CO 50K
Wet Mts CO
White River Plateau CO
Anderson Ranch Reservoir, Idaho
Arrowrock Reservoir, Idaho
Bellevue, Idaho
Bitterroot Mountains, Idaho
Bitterroot Mountains Idaho 2
Boise, Idaho 1
Boise, Idaho 2
Boise, Idaho 3
Boise Ridge, Idaho
Bonners Ferry, Idaho
Brownlee Reservoir, Idaho
Bruneau River, Idaho
Caldwell, Idaho
Cascade, Idaho
Cascade Lake, Idaho
Challis, Idaho
Clearwater River, Idaho
Clearwater River, Idaho 2
Coeur D Alene, Idaho
Coeur D Alene Lake, Idaho
Cuddy Mountains, Idaho
Deadwood Reservoir, Idaho
Duck Valley Indian Reservation, Idaho
Dworshak Reservoir, Idaho
Emmett, Idaho
Fruitland, Idaho
Glenns Ferry, Idaho
Gooding, Idaho
Grangeville, Idaho
Hailey, Idaho
Hells Canyon, Idaho
Hells Canyon, Idaho 2
Interstate Highway 90, Idaho
Kamiah, Idaho
Kellogg, Idaho
Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho
Lewiston, Idaho
Lewiston, Idaho 2
Lolo Pass, Idaho
Lookout Pass, Idaho
McCall, Idaho
McCall, Idaho 2
Moscow, Idaho
Nee-Me-Poo Crossing, Idaho
Nez Perce Reservation, Idaho
Orofino, Idaho
Owhyee River, Idaho
Payette, Idaho
Payette, Idaho 2
Plummer, Idaho
Post Falls, Idaho
Potlatch, Idaho
Priest Lake, Idaho
Priest Lake, Idaho 2
Priest River, Idaho
Redfish Lake, Idaho
Riggins, Idaho
Saint Joe River, Idaho
Saint Maries, Idaho
Salmon River, Idaho
Salmon River, Idaho 2
Sandpoint, Idaho
Sawtooth Range, Idaho
Sawtooth Valley, Idaho
Selkirk Mountains, Idaho
Seven Devils Mountains, Idaho
Silver City Range, Idaho
Smoky Mountains, Idaho
Snake River Canyon, Idaho
Southwest, Idaho
Sun Valley, Idaho
Twin Falls, Idaho
Wallace, Idaho
Weiser River, Idaho
Wilder, Idaho
Amargosa Valley, Nevada
Austin, Nevada 1
Austin, Nevada 2
Battle Mountain, Nevada
Beatty, Nevada
Boulder City, Nevada
Bull Run Mountains, Nevada
Caliente, Nevada
Carson City, Nevada
Carson Plains, Nevada
Carson Range, Nevada
Carson River, Nevada
Carson Sink, Nevada 1
Carson Sink, Nevada 2
Carson Valley, Nevada 1
Carson Valley, Nevada 2
Carson Valley, Nevada 3
Coaldale Junction, Nevada
Double H Mountains, Nevada
Eastgate Wash, Nevada
Eleana Range, Nevada
Elko, Nevada
Ely, Nevada 1
Eureka, Nevada
Fallon, Nevada 1
Fallon, Nevada 2
Fish Lake Valley, Nevada
Goose Creek, Nevada
Grant Range, Nevada
Hawthorne, Nevada
Jackpot, Nevada
Kern Mountains, Nevada
Lahontan Reservoir, Nevada
Lake Mead, Nevada
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada
Laughlin, Nevada
Lovelock Valley, Nevada
Mcdermitt, Nevada
Minden, Nevada 1
Minden, Nevada 2
Mount Hamilton, Nevada
Northeast, Nevada
Northwest, Nevada
Owyyhee Desert, Nevada
Pahrump, Nevada
Pahrump Valley, Nevada
Panaca, Nevada
Pyramid Lake, Nevada
Reno, Nevada 1
Reno, Nevada 2
Ruby Mountains, Nevada
Schell Creek Range, Nevada
Searchlight, Nevada
Simpson Park Mountains, Nevada
Snake Range, Nevada
Spring Mountains, Nevada 1
Spring Mountains, Nevada 2
Stillwater Range, Nevada
Toiyabe Range, Nevada 1
Toiyabe Range, Nevada 2
Toiyabe Range, Nevada 3
Tonopah, Nevada
Topaz Lake, Nevada
Truckee River, Nevada 1
Truckee River, Nevada 2
Virgin River Valley, Nevada
Walker Lake, Nevada
Walker River, Nevada
Wells, Nevada
Wendover, Utah
Wheeler Peak, Nevada
White Pine Range, Nevada
Winnemucca, Nevada 1
Winnemucca, Nevada 2
Yerington, Nevada
Yucca Flat, Nevada 1
Yucca Flat, Nevada 2
New Mexico
Abiquiu Reservoir NM
Albuquerque NM
Albuquerque NM 75k
Carlsbad NM
Chuska Mts NM
Cuba NM 75k
Deming NM
El Paso TX 75K
Fort Sumner NM
Gallup NM 75k
Grants NM 75k
Guadalupe Mts NM 75K
Jemez Mts NM
Las Cruces NM
Las Vegas NM 75k
Lordsburg NM
Mesa Chivato NM
Mimbres Mts NM
Navajo Reservoir1 NM
Navajo Reservoir2 NM
Pecos TX 75k
Plains of San Augustin NM
Raton Pass NM
Roswell NM
Sacramento Mts NM 75K
San Andreas Mts NM 75K
Santa Cruz NM 75k
Santa Fe NM 75k
Taos Mts NM
Taos NM 75k
Tierra Amarilla NM 75k
Tucumcari NM
Ute Mt NM 75k
Zuni Mts NM
Albany, Oregon
Alford Desert, Oregon
Arlington, Oregon
Ashland, Oregon
Astoria, Oregon
Baker City, Oregon
Battle Mountain, Oregon
Bend, Oregon
Blue Mountains, Oregon 1
Blue Mountains, Oregon 2
Blue Mountains, Oregon 3
Blue Mountains, Oregon 4
Boardman, Oregon
Brookings, Oregon
Burns, Oregon
Cape Arago, Oregon
Cape Blanco, Oregon
Cape Lookout, Oregon 1
Cape Lookout, Oregon 2
Cascade Crest, Oregon
Catlow Valley, Oregon
Christmas Lake Valley, Oregon
Clatskanie, Oregon
Coburg Hills, Oregon
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon
Columbia River Mouth, Oregon 1
Columbia River Mouth, Oregon 2
Condon, Oregon
Coos Bay, Oregon 1
Coos Bay, Oregon 2
Corvallis, Oregon
Cottage Grove, Oregon
Crater Lake, Oregon 1
Crater Lake, Oregon 2
Deadman Pass, Oregon
Deschutes River, Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 1
Florence, Oregon 1
Florence, Oregon 2
Fort Rock Valley, Oregon
French Prairie, Oregon
Gold Beach, Oregon 1
Gold Beach, Oregon 2
Grande Ronde Valley, Oregon
Grande Ronde River, Oregon
Grants Pass, Oregon
Heppner, Oregon
Hermiston, Oregon
Illinois Valley, Oregon
John Day River, Oregon
Jordan Valley, Oregon 1
Jordan Valley, Oregon 2
Joseph Creek, Oregon
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Klamath Mountains, Oregon
LaGrande, Oregon 1
LaGrande, Oregon 2
LaGrande, Oregon 3
Lake Abert, Oregon 1
Lake Abert, Oregon 2
Lakeview, Oregon
Lincoln City, Oregon
Lynchs Rim, Oregon
Madras, Oregon
Malheur Lake Basin, Oregon
Malheur River, Oregon
Maury Mountains, Oregon
McKenzie River, Oregon
McMinnville, Oregon
Medford, Oregon
Mount Hood, Oregon 1
Mount Hood, Oregon 2
Mount Jefferson, Oregon 1
Mount Jefferson, Oregon 2
Mount McLoughlin, Oregon
Mutton Mountains, Oregon
Newberry Crater, Oregon 1
Newberry Crater, Oregon 2
Newport, Oregon
Ochoco Mountains, Oregon 1
Ochoco Mountains, Oregon 2
Ontario, Oregon
Oregon City, Oregon
Oregon Coast, Oregon 1
Owyhee Desert, Oregon
Owyhee River, Oregon
Paisley, Oregon
Pendleton, Oregon 1
Pendleton, Oregon 2
Pine Hollow, Oregon
Portland, Oregon 1
Portland, Oregon 2
Prineville, Oregon
Pueblo Mountains, Oregon
Rainier, Oregon
Riley Junction, Oregon
Roseburg, Oregon
Salem Hills, Oregon
Sandy River, Oregon
Sheepshead Mountains, Oregon
Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon
Sisters, Oregon
Snake River Canyon, Oregon
Sprague River, Oregon
St Helens, Oregon
Steens Mountain, Oregon 1
Steens Mountain, Oregon 2
Summer Lake, Oregon
Swan Lake Valley, Oregon
The Dalles, Oregon
Three Sisters, Oregon 1
Three Sisters, Oregon 2
Three Sisters, Oregon 3
Tillamook, Oregon
Trout Creek Mountains, Oregon
Tualatin Plains, Oregon
Tygh Valley, Oregon
Union, Oregon
Upper Klamath Lake, Oregon
Wallowa Mountains, Oregon 1
Wallowa Mountains, Oregon 2
Warm Springs, Oregon
Warner Valley, Oregon
Wickiup Reservoir, Oregon
Willamette Pass, Oregon
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Wizard Island, Oregon
Yamsay Mountain, Oregon
Yoncalla, Oregon
Abajo Mts UT
Aquarius Plateau UT
Bear Lake UT
Bear Lake2 UT
Cache Valley UT
Cedar City UT
Delta UT
Dugway Proving Grounds UT
Henry Mts UT
Henry Mts UT 50K
La Sal Mts UT
La Sal Mts UT 25K
Lake Powell UT
Lake Powell1 UT
Markagunt Plateau UT
Mesa Verde UT
Moab UT 50K
Navajo Mt UT
Ogden UT
Pahvant Ra UT
Promontory Point UT
Provo UT
Saint George UT
Salt Lake City UT
Salt Lake City S UT
San Juan River UT
San Pitch Mts UT
San Rafael Swell UT
Tavaputs Plateau UT
Uinta Basin UT
Uinta Mts UT
Wasatch Plateau UT
Asotin Creek, Washington
Bellingham, Washington
Blaine, Washington
Blue Mountains, Washington
Bonanza Peak, Washington
Canadian Border, Washington
Cheney, Washington
Clarkston, Washington
Cle Elum Lake, Washington
Cle Elum, Washington
Colfax, Washington
Columbia River Bend, Washington
Columbia River Gorge, Washington 1
Columbia River Gorge, Washington 2
Columbia River Mouth, Washington
Columbia River, Washington
Colville, Washington
Deer Park, Washington
Eastern Border, Washington
Eastern, Washington
Ellensburg, Washington
Ephrata, Washington
Esquatzel Coulee, Washington
Eureka Flat, Washington
Everett, Washington
Fort Spokane, Washington
Glacier Peak, Washington
Goldendale, Washington
Grand Coulee, Washington
Grays Harbor, Washington
Hiawatha Valley, Washington 1
Hiawatha Valley, Washington 2
Hood Canal, Washington
Horse Heaven Hills, Washington
La Push, Washington
Lake Chelan, Washington 1
Lake Chelan, Washington 2
Lake SacaJawea, Washington
Lake Shannon, Washington
Lake Washington, Washington
Lake Wenatchee, Washington
Long Ridge, Washington
Longview, Washington
Lower Grand Coulee, Washington
Moses Coulee, Washington
Moses Lake, Washington 1
Moses Lake, Washington 2
Mount Adams, Washington
Mount Adams, Washington 1
Mount Adams, Washington 2
Mount Baker, Washington 1
Mount Baker, Washington 2
Mount Bonaparte, Washington
Mount Rainier, Washington 1
Mount Rainier, Washington 2
Mount Rainier, Washington 3
Mount Rainier, Washington 4
Mount Rainier, Washington 5
Mount Saint Helens, Washington
Mount Spokane, Washington
Mount Saint Helens, Washington
North Cascades, Washington
Northeast, Washington
Northwest, Washington
Okanogan Valley, Washington
Olympia, Washington
Olympic Mountains, Washington
Olympic Peninsula, Washington
Omak Lake, Washington
Othello, Washington
Ozette Lake, Washington
Palouse River, Washington
Palouse, Washington
Pasco, Washington
Pend Oreille River, Washington
Potholes Reservoir, Washington
Pullman, Washington
Quinault Lake, Washington
Quinault River, Washington
Quincy, Washington
Rattlesnake Hills, Washington
Richland, Washington
Rimrock Lake, Washington 1
Rimrock Lake, Washington 2
Ritzville, Washington
Ross Lake, Washington
Royal Slope, Washington
Saddle Mountains, Washington
San Juan Islands, Washington
Seattle, Washington
Southeast, Washington
Southwest, Washington
Spokane River, Washington
Spokane, Washington 1
Spokane, Washington 1b
Spokane, Washington 2
Spokane, Washington 3
Sprague Lake, Washington
Steamboat Rock, Washington
Strait of Georgia, British Columbia
Strait of Juan de Fuca, Washington
Tacoma, Washington 1
Tacoma, Washington 2
Timentwa Flat, Washington
Toppenish Ridge, Washington
Touchet River, Washington
Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Vancouver, Washington 1
Vancouver, Washington 2
Wahluke Slope, Washington
Walla Walla, Washington 1
Walla Walla, Washington 2
Waterville Plateau, Washington
Wenatchee, Washington
Whidbey Island, Washington
White Bluffs, Washington
Willapa Bay, Washington 1
Willapa Bay, Washington 2
Winthrow Moraine, Washington
Yakima, Washington
Yale Lake, Washington
Casper WY 75k
Cheyenne WY
Great Divide Basin WY
Medicine Bow Mts WY
South Pass1 WY
South Pass2 WY