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Download GPX file directly to computer?

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Kent Drummond · · Divide, CO · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

I see the website has a procedure to download a GPX file to a mobile.  Is there any way to download the file directly to a computer?  I don't have a smartphone, but would like to be able to get the file and then load it into my GPS using BaseCamp or DeLorme Topo 10.0

Ken DeRose · · Parker, CO · Joined Aug 2015 · Points: 0

Kent, when I click the "GPX file" link within the "Overview" section of a listed ride, the .gpx file automatically gets downloaded to my computer and can be found in my computer's "Downloads" folder.  

Kent Drummond · · Divide, CO · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hi Ken, Thanks for the response.  Of the trails I've looked at, only one has an "Overview" button, and it is non-responsive.  The others don't have an "Overview" button, so there's nothing to get.  I'll just take your word for the files going to the "Downloads" folder, when/if I find a trail that has that feature active.

Kent Drummond · · Divide, CO · Joined Feb 2017 · Points: 0

Hi again Ken.  Got it!  A slow Internet seems to have been the culprit, but the procedure works fine.  Thanks for your help.  Kent

Jeremy Bridge · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2017 · Points: 4

How do you download a .gox on a mobile device?

Zander Göpfert · · Boulder, CO · Joined Jun 2016 · Points: 2,514

Hey Jeremy,

Downloading .gpx files can only be done on the site through a web browser. That said, you can still do that using a mobile device, but it looks like the file will download as a .xml. Maybe someone else can chime in about how to use that .xml file successfully on a mobile device.


F. Felix · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2013 · Points: 1,251

In case anyone is still trying to sort this out, Bike GPX is a nice, simple little app. You upload a GPX file from your computer to their site, then add it to your iPhone by photographing a QR code from the computer screen. Pretty slick and easy way to get a route onto your phone.

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