The Colorado Department of Natural Resources and Colorado Parks and Wildlife have released the Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX), Colorado’s Official Trails App.

COTREX is a free web and mobile trails application utilizing over 39,000 miles of public trails in Colorado. Residents and visitors can use COTREX to discover and navigate trails on federal, state, local and private lands with public access. Additionally, COTREX is built for all trail users, including hiking, mountain biking, equestrian riding, and motorized recreation. 

”The COTREX app is a marriage of Coloradans’ love of the outdoors and using the latest technology to discover more of our beautiful state,” said Alex Dean, Trails and Recreation Project Manager, Colorado Department of Natural Resources. “We are excited for Coloradans to download the COTREX app. It’s a great tool for exploring our wide diversity of trails and encouraging more Coloradans to spend time outdoors.”

Originally created as part of former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper’s Colorado the Beautiful initiative, the free application offers many new features, including:

Offline maps
* No cell coverage? No problem! Download maps ahead of time for a continuous experience that doesn’t depend on your network.
* Increased opportunities for discovering new trails
* For more great resources to promote COTREX, check out the COTREX Tourism Toolkit. 
* COTREX offline maps are lightweight in size and easy to download.