Our spiral-bound guide books are offset-printed on plastic pages. The covers are plastic card stock. The entire books are waterproof and tear resistant (but not indestructible!) Guide books include mile-by-mile descriptions of campsites, rapids, and points of interest and include many photographs.
Here is a sample set of pages from our Grand Canyon guidebook.
Care of Your Books
You can write on dry plastic pages with an indelible marker like a Sanford Sharpie. If your offset printed map or guide book gets wet, don't worry! It can stay wet without damage. You will eventually want to dry it out with a rag or by turning and air drying each page. The pages usually won't stick, but... Don't cook your books! We have seen some books with pages that stick, especially where the ink is heavy over photographs. The only way we are able to reproduce this effect is to let a wet book dry for an extended time in the hot sun. You should avoid leaving your book in the direct sun or a hot vehicle or trailer for any longer than necessary. Day-to-day use in the sun while on the river has never been a problem that we've seen. Don't freeze your books! We have seen books that were wet and frozen lose some of their ink and underlying coating that holds the ink to the plastic page. If you book is wet and frozen, we suggest either letting it defrost or dipping it in the river for a minute to melt the ice and allow the pages to separate.
NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO TAKE ORDERS UNTIL NOVEMBER 3. IF YOU NEED A BOOK BEFORE THEN, CHECK ONE OF THE RETAILERS ON OUR LINKS PAGE, ABOVE.
The Official RiverMaps Coffee Cup
Here's a restaurant-style heavy ceramic cup that holds 14 ounces of whatever beverage suits your fancy. Even though you probably won’t take this cup on the river with you, the cup can take your mind to the heart of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Made in USA!.
I have to tell you that this may be the best porcelain mug from which I've enjoyed a nice, hot, black cuppa joe! It's comfortably heavy, and the flare widening the mug at the top makes it a real pleasure to drink from. I must say the first time I saw it on your site, I thought, "oh brother....", but this really is a quality cup, worthy of the RiverMaps name! Mark L.
Guide to the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Seventh Edition
Winner of the 2007 National Outdoor Book Award - Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Category
119 pages with 51 maps, 297 miles, all color photos and shaded topographic relief.
Day Hikes from the River, Fourth Edition
by Tom Martin
From Vishnu Temple Press, 224 pages with maps and photographs describing 100 hikes from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. A great companion to our Grand Canyon guidebook! Updated with GCMRC mileage to correspond to our guidebook.
Retailers: We do not carry this book wholesale. Contact us for more information.
Guide to the Green River in Desolation and Gray Canyons, Second Edition
43 pages with 14 maps, 96 miles, all color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Green and Yampa Rivers in Dinosaur National Monument, Second Edition
Winner of the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award - Outdoor Adventure Guidebook Category
38 pages with 13 maps, 44+46 miles, all color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Middle Fork and Main Salmon Rivers, Idaho, Third Edition
76 pages with 32 maps, 184 miles, color photographs and shaded topographic relief. Includes the rapids that were new or changed through late 2011 and many Class II rapids that we omitted in the 1st Edition.
Guide to the Rogue River Wild & Scenic River, Oregon, Second Edition
26 pages with 7 maps, 42 miles, color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Upper Salt River, Arizona
28 pages with 7 maps, 53 miles, color photographs, and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the San Juan River, Montezuma Creek to Clay Hills Crossing, Utah, Third Edition
34 pages with 14 maps, 103 miles, all color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Selway River, Idaho, Second Edition
28 pages with 9 maps, 48 miles, all color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Snake River in Hells Canyon and the Lower Salmon River
68 pages with 26 maps, 77+53 miles, color photographs, and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Arkansas River, Colorado
62 pages with 22 maps, 117 miles, all color photographs.
Guide to the Colorado & Green Rivers in the Canyonlands of Utah & Colorado
110 pages with 45 maps, a total of 320 river miles, color photographs, and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Rio Chama, El Vado Reservoir to Abiquiu Reservoir, New Mexico
23 pages with 5 maps, 31 miles, color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
Guide to the Upper Colorado, Kremmling to Dotsero, Colorado
Includes Gore Canyon and the Pumphouse run, 39 pages with 12 maps, 69 miles, color photographs and shaded topographic relief.
PDF File for Escalante River, Utah
Back by popular demand, we're making our old map book for the Escalante River available as a PDF file that we'll email to you upon receipt of payment. This book does not have mile-by-mile descriptive text and photos like our guidebooks, and what you'll get is a PDF file by email, not a physical book. NO REFUNDS AFTER THE BOOK IS EMAILED. Shipping will not be charged for orders that only include this item.
Guide to the Cherry Creek/Upper and Main Tuolumne River, California
26 pages with 5 maps, 8+18 miles, all color photographs.