Road Maps PLUS Topography & Elevation Maps by Section
Please be patient!
The relatively small map displayed on the lower part of this page will
require 2 to 4 minutes to download for visitors who are visiting us using
dial-up modems. Broadband users should be able to download and
display this map within a minute or so.
In addition to the Criswell maps provided below, we have added a road map
from PieTown to the Criswell. You can click the link on the bottom of this
page to display our PieTown to Criswell map. This map will require 2 - 4 minutes to download at dial-up speeds. You may find your browser
reduces the size of this map to make it fit on your screen after it's
downloaded; but usually, clicking on the map increases it back to full
size. We've also provided a printable copy of this map in our Resources
Section on our "PDF Downloads" page (Click Here). Please note the road from PieTown to
the Criswell is a dirt road and roads on the Criswell (where they
exist at all) are much worse. In New Mexico, such roads are considered
unsuitable for passenger cars. A 4-wheel drive vehicle with good road clearance
is strongly recommended. You've been warned...
This page includes replicas of land topography and elevation maps for seventeen
sections of the Criswell Range. As in most of New Mexico, the land in
this area was "checkerboarded" with every other section set aside as either
BLM land or as railroad right of way. Each large square on these maps
represents a single 640 acre section of land. The sections that are subdivided
into 16 smaller blocks represent the Criswell Rangeland. Sections that are not
subdivided belong to the BLM or to other parties.
We arranged to buy 3 of these maps. The original maps (which we're displaying
a small version of below) are BIG measuring roughly 40" (3 ft 4 in.) high by
32" wide. The original file for each map is about 3Mb in size. A file that
big takes 10 - 15 minutes to download if you're using a high-speed dial-up
Internet connection and several times that long if you have a low-speed
dial-up connection. The combined map displayed below can be clicked to
display a second mid-sized version. That medium-sized file is over 2Mb in size
and will require 7 - 10 minutes to download if you are using a high-speed dial-up
connection or 20 - 30 minutes for those on low speed dial-up lines. You may find
your browser reduces the size of that image to make if fit on your screen after
it's downloaded; but usually, clicking on the image increases it back to full size.
We have provided links to the original maps we bought at the
bottom of this page. If you want to have the largest versions of these maps,
just click one of the three links at the bottom of this page. After you click,
take a break and go grab a cold drink to enjoy while your computer slaves away for a few minutes
downloading each map. After the downloaded map displays on your screen,
right-click it and use the "Save As" option on the menu that appears
to save the map to your computer's hard disk.
Enjoy your break! We'll see you later.
The above map is clickable. Click on it to quadruple its size.