Online Resources for U.S. Maps for Many Purposes
Creating a printable color map of United States is a relatively easy process with the resources gathered here for that purpose. Whether you need one for school, work, or just to appreciate the magnificent contours of our great nation, we’ve got the means to get it done for you. All you will need is a computer, access to the Internet, and your printer. We have some different sources to get the job done to your liking. Plus, your options will include color maps for various reasons such as state boundaries, terrain features (rivers, mountains, deserts), topo drawings, and indicating national and state recreational areas.
If you’re just looking for a printable U.S. color map that fits neatly on one piece of standard printer paper, check out the selection at United-states-map.com (some examples shown to the right). There, you will find a wide variety of styles designed with teachers, students, road-trippers, and anyone else looking for a good reference in mind. Amongst the assortment you'll see maps that reflect history, transportation, natural resources, military installations, and recreational areas (national parks). This is a really good source because if you scroll down the page, there are many links given to other sites that provide quality printable maps such as the USGS, Online Atlas (www.onlineatlas.us), and American Byways (featuring the scenic highways of America).
While we're on the subject of maps, it's worth it to mention all the capabilities and features that Google Maps provides, because you can always print a screenshot in map, satellite, or terrain mode. This Google Maps tutorial for beginners presents a great overview of Google's capabilities.