GPS apps for android

Chris WJ
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I'm planning on using my Samsung S7 for gps on the Colorado Trail this year, so I'm looking at which app works best and has the best availability of backcountry maps. recommends Gaia GPS, but I stumbled across "The Colorado Trail Hiker" app and it looks nice.  I'll probably give it a whirl and try it out on the sections near my house.  Anyone have any experience with any of the apps, good or bad? — Feb 5, 2017

Tom Robson
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Hey Chris,

I've used Gaia GPS before and it works pretty well. You can cache (pre-download) a base map which is nice, but I actually prefer using MTB Project for long distance trails like the CT. The app works sans cell service and doesn't drain too much battery. In addition, the text descriptions for each of the CT segments helps a lot.

Simply download the Colorado area ahead of time and you'll be good to go!

-Tom — Feb 6, 2017

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