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Montana's Great Plains are one of the most rugged and remote areas of the lower 48 states. Basic map reading and navigation skills are essential for safe, enjoyable visits to the prairie. On this page you'll find options for downloading and printing maps, using a GPS map app on your smartphone, or requesting maps by mail. Note that Google Maps, Apple Maps and similar online services are unreliable in the region, and the cell coverage they require is infrequent.

1. Using your smartphone
For all visitors with access to a smartphone, we highly recommend using Avenza Maps. This free app allows you to download American Prairie's maps (also free) and then use them even when you have no cell phone service. The GPS chip in your phone allows the map to show your location on the ground. 
Download the Avenza App to your smartphone from the Google Play store or from the App Store. Once you have installed the app, download American Prairie's current maps. Be sure to do this before your trip, when you have wifi or good cell service.
2. Downloading maps for printing
You can use the links below to download PDF files for printing on your home printer. Please note the Map and Guide is best if printed at 11x17 or larger for all features to be legible.  
3.  Maps by Mail  
Please fill out our map request form to receive a printed map by mail in 2-3 weeks. 
You also can find directions to American Prairie in the Visit section of this site.