Southwest and Western USA Maps PDF
DesertUSA has collected or created many maps for the National Parks, cities, ghost towns, rock collecting area, location maps for cities, maps that follow articles, offloads trails maps and much more. The links below take you to the maps that we have created or collected. Many of the Park maps are in PDF format the are viewable at any size once they are down loaded The park maps were created by the National Park Service. The Adobe PDF reader is free and can be obtained by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page. We are continually adding maps as we find them or make them.
Canyon de Chelly - PDF
Grand Canyon - PDF
Saguaro National Park Area Map - Location - PDF
Mojave National Preserve - PDF
Big Bend National Park - PDF
Arches National Park
Completely updated USGS topographic maps, on 5 CD Includes the latest DeLorme street and highway network 3-D flyovers, GPS compatible, elevation profiles. Print your own maps. Geocaching Support. More information
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The Saguaro Video
The Saguaro often begins life in the shelter of a "nurse" tree or shrub which can provide a shaded, moister habitat for the germination of life. The Saguaro grows very slowly -- perhaps an inch a year -- but to a great height, 15 to 50 feet.
Desert Food Chain Video
A food chain constitutes a complex network of organisms, from plants to animals, through which energy, derived from the sun, flows in the form of organic matter and dissipates in the form of waste heat.
Prickly pear cactus Video
Prickly pear cactus are found in all of the deserts of the American Southwest. Most prickly pears have large spines on their stems and vary in height from less than a foot to 6 or 7 feet.
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DesertUSA is a comprehensive resource about the North American deserts and Southwest destinations. Learn about desert biomes while you discover how desert plants and animals learn to adapt to the harsh desert environment. Find travel information about national parks, state parks, BLM land, and Southwest cities and towns located in or near the desert regions of the United States. Access maps and information about the Sonoran Desert, Mojave Desert, Great Basin Desert, and Chihuahuan Desert.