Colorado Trail Explorer

Colorado Trail Explorer

  • Category: Navigation
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  • Current Version: 1.1.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: State of Colorado - OIT
  • Compatibility: Android
62 Ratings
$ 0

Colorado Trail Explorer App

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 featured routes, download offline maps, record trips and notes in the field, complete challenges to earn badges, and share your experiences with the community. COTREX is your gateway into Colorado’s magnificent outdoors. ■ DISCOVER TRAILS & FEATURED ROUTES – Browse or search to find trails and Feature Routes that match your activities or interests. – Change activity type to dynamically filter trails on the map. ■ OFFLINE MAPS – No cell coverage? No problem! Download maps ahead of time for a continuous experience that doesn’t depend on your network. – COTREX offline maps are lightweight in size and easy to download. ■ RECORD TRIPS & FIELD NOTES – Capture the details of your outdoor experiences by recording Trips. – Go beyond simple photos by taking and classifying rich Field Notes along the way. Choose from 45,000+ classifications that include trail conditions, species, rocks and minerals, historic places, points of interest, and much more. – Seamlessly sync activity recorded on your devices with the web. ■ COMPLETE CHALLENGES TO EARN BADGES – By recording and classifying Field Notes, you can complete Challenges and earn Badges for your profile. ■ SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY – Inform and inspire the entire COTREX community by sharing your Trips and Field Notes publicly or submitting Trip Reports. – View activity feeds for all users or just the ones you follow. – By sharing your experiences, you also help to inform trail managers about current conditions on the ground. ■ ABOUT COTREX The Colorado Trail Explorer endeavors to map every trail in the state of Colorado in support of the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. COTREX connects people, trails, and technology by coordinating the efforts of federal, state, county, and local agencies to create a comprehensive repository of recreational trails for public use. This project is led by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Department of Natural Resources, but is only made possible through partnerships with organizations at every level statewide. COTREX represents a seamless network of trails managed by over 230 land managers. ■ DISCLAIMERS [Battery Life] We do everything we can to make the app low power when recording, but GPS is notorious for reducing battery life Terms: Privacy Policy:

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Colorado Trail Explorer app reviews

  • Impressive 5/5

    By Catnip trip
    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!
  • A Good Start, But Needs Better Filtering Capabilities 4/5

    By Telehound Bob 01
    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.
  • This is the hiking app I have always wanted! 5/5

    By Mark & Linda
    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.
  • Great app and easy to use 5/5

    By Dendendenys
    Thanks for this! Been looking for a good trail map without any ads and one that’s kept up to date, and this one fits the bill just right. Anyone complaining in reviews just isn’t good with tech. Haven’t had any of the issues described.
  • Good app! Great for motorcycle riders! 5/5

    By Eeve132
    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.
  • So aggravating to use 1/5

    By BryanBLDR
    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.
  • Doesn’t work 1/5

    By jps6703
    Says I don’t have a internet connection when I do.
  • Been Waiting for This! 4/5

    By Locologo94
    Finally a trail navigating app that is run by the people that control the trails! I only just downloaded the app, I will update this review when I take it out and use it around the Taylor Park area. Huge props for actually having the trail names on here, instead of just the trail numbers. That one feature makes it better than the other apps that I have been using for trail navigation. One suggestion to the developers: take the community aspect of this app to the next level. Make it to where you can add friends and leave comments on each trail that can either be seen by friends only, or the public. This would enable people to warn trail goers of dangers (rockslide, fallen trees, etc.). Also make it to where you can form a group. Say you are riding with 4 other people that each have their own OHV/ATV. You could share a pin/waypoint with the whole group so that if anyone gets separated, they would know where to go. Add the ability to send a distress call, that can be seen be sent to all nearby app users as a push notification. (For example: “Ran out of gas”, or “rollover, broken leg, need help”). This app is already amazing, but also has so much more potential! Thanks devs!
  • Beauty 4/5

    By art4med
    Note: have yet to use it on-trail. The selector and trail designations seem great. I found that I am going back and forth to USFS VUM (Vehicle Use Maps) to determine if dispersed camping is allowed..... *most people will not need that, I’d love to overlay.
  • Awesome complement to my outdoor kit! 4/5

    By Mingelstead
    Excellent app! Hope to use this often. My only suggestions are to include more overlays, such as private property/land management/county assessor maps, and allow the user to drop pins that are not at the current location. Thanks for this!
  • Absolute trash 1/5

    By azsxdcfvbhj
    In case you don’t want to read the Terms of Service yourself, I’ll summarize: “Inaccurate, useless spyware.” Neither the maker of the app nor Colorado Parks and Wildlife believes the material to be accurate or useful (almost verbatim from the Terms of Service). They’ve also given themselves carte blanc “to access, read, use, preserve and disclose any information”. Seriously?! Your tax dollars at work...
  • Good start, unusable on iPad without self-rotation 5/5

    By DeaconPatrick
    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.
  • It’s upside down 3/5

    By Tadbaranddog
    I have my iPad on a stand. I have to turn it upside down to see the app, so I can’t use my stand. It won’t rotate. It’s too difficult to use the app with one hand (my other hand is forced to hold my iPad).
  • Good, but please add Trail Running as an activity. 3/5

    By JustaDrill
    Trail Running is it’s own activity segment and separate from hiking. CO is #1 state for trail runners. Often trail runners want to know what % of a trail is runnable vs technical/too rocky to run, etc. Some routes are known for their trail races. I hope it’s considered in your next update.
  • Yes 5/5

    By hskahakshekwiqvxnc
    More people need to use this app! Don’t stop updating and improving it though! Maybe some trail difficulty ratings?
  • Bravo! 5/5

    By JohnnyTranWasInnocent
    The commitment to the outdoors by the fabulous people at CPW is one of the many reasons why I love Colorado. This app is fantastic. My only suggestions would be to add an Apple Watch interface/Apple health integration. Otherwise near perfect.

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