Download Map Install File - Copper Canyon Maps 2013 v002
Update 26Jan14 - Map Version 2013 v002. This file will install the maps onto your computer and load them into Mapsource and/or Basecamp. The map can then be added to your GPS just like you would any other Garmin map.
The map starts in Presidio, TX in the northeast and down to Topolobompo in the southwest covering most of the best roads in the copper canyon region. The map differentiates between tar and garavel roads, however, the gravel roads range from well maintained gravel several lanes wide to very poorly maintained double-track.
The map is transparent so it can be added on top of any map you have installed on your GPS. Once the maps are installed into Mapsource they can be sent to your GPS like any other map from Garmin. If you have both Mapsource and Basecamp installed it will also show up in Basecamp. These will not work with a mac although I have instructions on how to make it work with a mac if anyone wants to take that on. Let me know.
Note that these maps are in continuous need of updates as they work on the roads in the region. I know currently one of the best sections of roads in the set, from Creel to Batopilas, is currently under construction and is several years from completion. There are threads at advrider.com’s Latin America section discussing the status of this road and others in the region so prior to departure, please check the current reports.
Most of these roads have been created by using tracks collected from people I know. There are a few that I have traced using google earth that I am 95% confident are correct. There is one road shown in red that I’m less confidnet about and is labeled on each end with “track not verified.”
My friend known as CWC on ADVRider has a website with a lot of additional information about the map such as ride time and info on how to get insurance and import your bike… That is located here: http://home.earthlink.net/~ccoonswp/MexLinks.htm
Below is a video taken from my helmet cam in 2012
To uninstall the maps from your computer go to add/remove programs in your control panel and remove “Copper Canyon Region, Mexico.” Alternatively you can go to the folder you installed the map files and double-click the uninstall.exe.