ATLAS GUIDES, LLC

FLAGSTAFF, AZ & PORTLAND, ME

ESTABLISHED: 2012

TOTAL PAID STAFF: 5

What is the primary function of this business? Creating map-based, smartphone navigational guides for the most popular hiking trails in the world

How much of your revenue do you estimate to be related to public lands? 95%

What are the primary activities your customers do on public lands? Hiking, backpacking, exploring the wilderness!

Why Portland and Flagstaff?

-Ryan chooses to work from Portland because he is a life-long Mainer, and loves the mix of small city and nearby wilderness, not to mention a really wonderful community.

-Alice & Paul live in Flagstaff in order to be in the mountains, close to some amazing public lands, and in a small but thriving city with a great entrepreneurial community and a lot of energy radiating from the university.

What are some of your favorite spots on public lands nearby?

-Ryan / Portland, ME: The Bigelow Preserve, the Mahoosuc Range, and Tumbledown in Maine are the best. Of course, the White Mountains are my playground with endless opportunities to explore.

-Paul & Alice / Flagstaff, AZ: Not exactly nearby, but our favorite place on earth is the High Sierra. Closer to home, the Coconino National Forest is fabulous.