Looking for a large wall map of USA and Colorado

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  1. Disco Stu

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    Whatcha gonna do with it? I was thinking about a large US map, and marking all of the roads I've ridden on. Please let me know if you find something suitable, that has small highways included.
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    For me, it's more for trip planning as well as decorative. I want to be able to look at the map, see where I'd like to go, and maybe get an idea of the surrounding area, potential routes, that sort of thing. And since I have no art or other sort of wall decorations, maps will liven up my living and guest rooms.

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    This is the map I ordered. It hasn't arrived yet.

    http://www.imusgeographics.com/essential-geography-of-the-usa-laminated

    I have the Raven USA map that I plan to return to them (though they haven't gotten back to me about the return). It's a nice map, but as mentioned above, roads are not the focus of the map.

    I'm still looking for a good Colorado map.

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  6. Jamie Z

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    Yes.

    I spent a couple hours yesterday mounting and framing it. The backing board I chose to use is very thin and the whole thing is more flexible than I like, but when it’s on the wall, nobody knows that.

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    I’ve got plans for a ceiling light to illuminate the map, and when/if I find a suitable Colorado map, that’s what I’d prefer here.

    Overall, it’s a good map. I still wish it were bigger.

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  8. Jamie Z

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    Tim, I think this one from Imus Geographics would ift your needs. It has clearly defined state lines. National Park boundaries are shown in green. Interstate and US highways are shown, as well as some state highways, though they're not as prominent as on a proper highway map. It's a little thin on smaller roads. There's a selection of cities, but smaller towns are not shown. And it shows a good representation of geography.

    Scale is 1:4,000,000 making the US about 48" wide on the map. I do wish I had a slightly bigger map, but this one is pretty good.

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