Discover and explore Colorado’s unique trail experiences with the Colorado
Trail Explorer. Available for free, COTREX offers the most comprehensive trail
map available for the state and is built atop data from over 230 trail
managers. View trails by allowed uses on the map, browse featu...
This is the hiking app I have always wanted!
We have used this app on 4 hikes so far, and it has been fantastic! Every time the trail is vague or has multiple forks, this gives you the guidance you need. We went to a popular trailhead on the weekend that was packed. My wife joked that it looked like the security line at the airport. We used this app to find a nearby trail where we met zero other hikers in 5 miles, and the views were fantastic. It was so nice knowing exactly where you are on the trail, and knowing all the nearby trails. We also love the ability to download map blocks so you aren’t lost when there’s no cell service.
Best moving map for ATV
Love this app! The trail descriptions are great (thanks for using names and not just trail numbers). I use this on an old ruggedized iPad mounted to my ATV. Once I figured out how to keep the screen active when plugged in to power it works fabulous (settings / battery/display & brightness/auto lock/never). My only knock, and it is a tiny one, when tracking a route, the ATV trail tracking is brown. I would like to be able to select colors for specific rides as brown is really hard to see overlaid on the satellite topo view especially in bright sunlight. Other than that this is a must have app for Colorado trails.
Good app! Great for motorcycle riders!
EDIT: my first review was all wrong! This app has every trail you know of for moto, OHV etc. it gives you all the need to know info about it ( I like seeing if it’s a gravel road or real trail) I haven’t seen it yet on here but I still may be wrong, but it would be nice to have a feature to review the trails so people can hear if it’s in good shape, weather damaged etc. So far though this is by far the best app when it comes to being a motorcycle trail rider. It’s clear information so you know if you’re on a road=LP or trail=sticker so you won’t run into trouble.
This app is so great! I just made a route for a backpacking trip by tapping points on the trails, and then saved it to my account. It includes the elevation profile, and you can download it to your phone. I don’t need any of those other apps anymore! As a front ranger, I appreciate that this app will probably help spread all of us hikers out and decrease crowding on a lot of trails by making us aware of all the options nearby. Thank you!
While the app is pretty decent once you get the hang of it, it still isn’t no onX. I like that it can track you but it get very annoying having to turn my screen back on every couple of minutes while I’m trail riding taking my eyes off the road and a hand off the wheel which can always be dangerous. I would love to see a new feature where the phone screen doesn’t time out and shut off while you are using the app.
Comprehensive but has problems
When I am on the trail, I need to power my phone off then back on every time I want to use the app. If I only want to see the map of the trail I can just leave my phone on and open the app when I need it. But if I want to see the blue dot of where I am on the trail, I have to stand there doing the powering off then on thing. I have an iPhone XR, so it isn’t a matter of old technology, and these are trails with plenty of 4G bars. That said, I love how this includes every conceivable trail in the state.
So far not meeting expectations
I just downloaded and signed up for the app. I was excited to find the custom route feature! Unfortunately, it took a long time to figure out how to tag someone, then the person I tagged is getting an error when clicking the link I sent via text. I’ll keep poking around, but sharing/tagging other users is a differentiating feature that I was truly looking forward to using.
Thank you for the app!! We’re new to Colorado and this makes finding awesome trials in the area so easy. It’s easy to use and there’s an option to download locations just in case you lose reception. Lots of other cool stuff too like receiving achievement badges for completing cool challenges. Thank you so much!! 🙏
A Good Start, But Needs Better Filtering Capabilities
I applaud the State for putting out this project. Having an app like this is long overdue. That said, I hope future iterations filter the data better. For example, when I hit the bike box, it gives suggestions for rides, but trails where no bikes are allowed are still shown. Someone traveling to Boulder, for instance, might incorrectly assume that the City’s trails on the west side allow bikes, which it does not. I also recommend using colors other than green for trails, as many folks are red green color blind and will have trouble seeing the data. Overall, thanks for a great new product, with improvements it can be five stars.
So aggravating to use
This app was so aggravating to use, I deleted it after 5 minutes. It is not user friendly at all. I mistyped my email address when signing up and couldn't find a place to update it. I tried to delete and recreate my account and now the account simultaneously doesn't exist and is already in use. Difficult to figure out which grids to download to get the trail you want offline. Couldn't figure out a way to make a route out of multiple trails. It's a mess.
Update: Awesome App!
Awesome app. Soooo much content. Super useful if you like hiking, especially when you’re on the road. I just love it. Developers are on the ball, too: in 24 hours, they fixed a bug that prevented the app from working on iPhones. Keep up the great work, developer guys and gals!
Guidance doesn’t work on iPhone
The app is decent but significant differences between desktop and mobile. We’ve tried it for motorcycle guidance and the screen doesn’t update location or stay on. That’s useless. Hiking - I have trail open and follow along but not in guidance mode since it doesn’t work.
Good nav app!
First off, I live in Colorado. I like this app so much, that I bought a used iPhone and hard mounted it to the handlebar on my dirtbike. It’s awesome for trail riding. I’ve used it to find new(to me) trails in my area. The only thing I would like to see added is a “4wd” or “Jeep” tab. There are tons of roads that are closed to OHVs, but open to vehicle/4wd traffic.
Good start, unusable on iPad without self-rotation
Update: Developer very responsive in fixing the iPad orientation issue. Thank you! Needs to rotate to match orientation of devise. It's up-side-down on my iPad Pro w/ keyboard, so I can't use it at home for planning. Initial look is impressive though.
So far so good!
Did one ride (OHV 50+) to the Top of Argentine Pass. Trails were right on! GPS seems very precise. One thing I haven’t figured out is why some trails are Orange and others are Green (Can’t find a map legend in the program).
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