The Colorado Trail Hiker is a smartphone guide for your Colorado Trail hiking or mountain biking trip.
The free demo is a fully functional version of the app with Segment 1 of The Colorado Trail (Miles 0 to 16.8 from the Waterton Canyon Trailhead outside Denver).
In-app purchases include:
- The Colorado Trail, which includes the hiking route, the five mountain bike wilderness detours, the Collegiate West Alternative route, and the Collegiate Loop (775.2 miles of trail in total)
- Standalone version of the Collegiate Loop route (a 161-mile loop composed of the 82.3-mile Collegiate West Alternative route and a 78-mile portion of The Colorado Trail)
The app has been built in partnership with Jerry Brown of Bear Creek Survey Service. Each waypoint in the Colorado Trail Map Book, written by Jerry Brown and offered by The Colorado Trail Foundation, is plotted and described in The Colorado Trail Hiker app. A portion of all proceeds from the sale of The Colorado Trail Hiker app will go to The Colorado Trail Foundation.
- No mobile or internet connection is required after initial setup -- works in Airplane Mode
- Detailed maps with your GPS location
- Elevation profile view
- Custom route creator
- Multiple offline map choices
- Real-time comments from other hikers
- Send your current location to friends or family via text message or email
The guidebook lists every waypoint in order by distance along the trail and how far away you are from each waypoint. The guidebook also includes a detailed town guide for major resupply points, towns, and services along the Colorado Trail.
Waypoint details include:
- Mileage point and elevation
- Distance to the next water source and tent site
- Comments section where you may post comments and read other hikers’ comments
Types of waypoints:
- Water sources (including the reliability of each water source)
- Detailed resupply and town information:
- post offices and other package services
- grocery stores and convenience stores
- gear shops and hardware stores
- lodging, public showers, public restrooms
- public libraries
- Tenting sites/camping sites
- Trail junctions
- Parking areas along the trail
- Picnic areas, campgrounds, ranger stations
- Roads, railroad tracks, power lines, fences, gates
- Natural landmarks (e.g. mountain passes)