Colorado Parks & Wildlife has just launched an app that Colorado hikers are going to want to latch on to.

The Colorado Trail Explorer App ( COTREX) app is full of cool features and information on thousands of Colorado hiking trails and you can keep a record of your adventures right on the app.

Maps can be customized based on your favorite activity whether it is hiking, biking, or riding an ATV. As most hikers know, cell coverage can be sketchy when you're hiking the backcountry. With the COTREX app, you can download offline maps to your phone so you can have access regardless of cell service.

Thousands of trails are available on the app which you can search for based on criteria such as region, length of hikes, or type of activity. When you are on a trail you can click on and toggle between points to measure distance and elevation gain.

The app is trying to map every trail in the entire state so it will be a valuable resource for Colorado's serious and casual hikers alike. Whether your hiking is limited to western Colorado or you are seeking new adventures statewide, the COTREX app is definitely worth a try.

The COTREX is a free download available in the App Store and Google Play.

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