I got national geographic trails ill. maps for my area in colo. I bought them online at the nat geo store took 6 days to get to my house. about ten bucks each. They are goooood. Go to nat geo store you can even view the maps online to make sure they are the area you need
The BLM building on Youngfield St. on the west side of Denver has a great map store and sells all the BLM quadrangles (1:100,000) for $4 a piece. They are probably the best bet for showing BLM, FS, State, and private land.
The USGS store in the Denver Federal Center (don't bring any guns or knives) also has a great selection of maps. You can get 1:24,000 topos for the entire state. This store also has maps of just about anything else you can think of, like oil shale, geological strata, vegetation, you name except for a map of 6x6 elk bedding and feeding areas.
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...