Hiking Rocky Mountain N. P.

Hiking Rocky Mountain N. P.

By TUA Outdoors, LLC

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2010-03-25
  • Current Version: 11.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 40.15 MB
  • Developer: TUA Outdoors, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 24 Ratings

Description

For those that love the great outdoors and dream of hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, this application is for you. It provides easy-to-use day hike information for 60 day hikes in the park. The many detailed hiking maps and vertical profiles can be panned and zoomed to make it easy to route your trek. Features for each hike: -trailhead information -hiking distance -elevation change -trail difficulty -trail rating -trail description -trail map -vertical profiles The app also includes climate and weather information, so you can plan your adventure for the right time of year. All this information is contained within the app. The only data that is obtained via the internet is the radar, weather forecast, and one map - the “Trailhead Locations” map because it uses a satellite base map. Even if you aren't headed to the Rockies in the next few days, using this app allows you to picture the day when you get a chance to gaze up at the snow covered peaks of the park or dip your toes in a cold mountain lake.

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Reviews

  • Nice App

    4
    By scw4009
    This app has a nice simple layout and good information on the hikes. It would be really nice to add a "favorite" feature that would allow users to tag the hikes they plan to do.
  • Invaluable Resource

    5
    By LadyEvil70
    This app was my "go to" resource for planning in advance for a hiking trip to RMNP we took this summer. What a wealth of information literally at your fingertips, from the trail elevation profiles, trail maps and trailhead locations to weather, climate, and sunrise/sunset times! The trail descriptions were not overly verbose, but that can be easily supplemented from other sources. You can use this app to get the lay of the land, choose the best time of year to go, and even decide what time to start your hikes in the mornings. We even once consulted a trail elevation profile in the app while on the trail and it helped us confirm we hadn't gotten off track. They also have an app for the Smoky Mountains which I'm using to plan a trip we are taking later this month.
  • Vertical Profiles

    5
    By David Mendosa
    This is the only app, book, or map that shows us the vertical profile of the RMNP hikes (among this app's many features). If I had this app before hiking the Ute Trail down to Upper Beaver Meadows on Thursday, I would have appreciated just how steep the middle section of this trail is. Nothing else shows steepness so well.
  • Basically just a transcription of hiking brochures / books

    1
    By CouldBeMuchBetter
    As someone that's been to 18 of our great National Parks I was excited to see this app for my iPad. Unfortunately as someone that's done website design and usability for a living I have to say that this is a fairly amateur offering that looks like nothing more than a transcription of readily available print material. The various modes aren't linked together, for example when you're on the Maps tab and want to see more info about a hike you can't simply click on that trail to bring up the information - you have to change over to the Hikes tab, figure out what area of the park that hike is in, scroll around to find the hike name, and then drill in there. Or when you're in Maps mode and have selected the overall 'RMNP Hiking Areas' display you can't just click on an area and see more details about the trails there. This should all be seamless! Another example, in Hikes mode the trails all have a big E M or S icon next to them, but you're never told what these mean (presumably Easy, Moderate, and Strenuous). Lack of legends aside, it would be logical to let you sort trails by these ratings. You also can't search by trail name - they are listed alphabetically within each park section so you have to know what section of the park you're looking for. So if somebody at your hotel says "Hey, you've got to try the XYZ trail" you'll be off on a scavenger hunt trying to find it ... The weather, climate, and phone/contact pages are nothing more than links to websites that you can bookmark for yourself and access directly without buying this app. I won't be buying this for any of the other parks in the series. It's nice to have the written material (albeit rather scant) on my iPad in lieu of park brochures or books, and that's about the only real value here.
  • Great! Just needs 1 addition!

    4
    By Sandalwearincowgirl
    Just downloaded and think it's great but we also ride these trails with our horses. It would be AWESOME if they could add usage into the initial trail description so you could know which trails were open to horses and other stock animals. Please do this and allow for an update!
  • Favorites

    3
    By dewopa
    Add ability to bookmark specific hiking trails for ease of access please. nice app.
  • Good basic info

    3
    By Smee2112
    This app gives good basic info for the trailheads and hikes in the park. There is maybe two or three summary paragraphs for each hike. There also is an over view map for each trailhead showing distances for each segment. Lastly, each hike shows an elevation profile. To enhance this app, I'd like to see photos of the trailheads and for the various hike. It would also be nice to include an individual topo map for each trail. Currently there is only the large scale full park map that you cannot zoom in too far on. A good start for the app and can be used to begin your research for hike but this does not replace a hiking guide.
  • Awesome hiking app!

    5
    By Doctortoxic
    Forget buying the expensive day hike books you will find in the NPS bookstores in RMNP. Just get this app! There are so many suggested hikes in this app that you couldn't possibly do them all in one trip to RMNP. You will not regret purchasing this app. I just hope TUA Outdoors will make a hiking app for each of the national parks. How about some of the East Coast parks, TUA? I will be getting the other day hike apps that this programmer has available.
  • So Simple!

    5
    By EvenStephen2000
    This is one of those apps that you think "Why hasn't anyone done this until now?" It does exactly what it says it does: it provides you the hiking trails! And it does so in a very well-laid-out format. I've bought a bunch of these apps by TUA Outdoors and have used two of them. They worked perfectly for planning and I just can't recommend them enough if you plan on visiting any of the parks. They are a no-brainer purchase. I can't wait to use the rest of them at the other parks (and use them again at Yellowstone and Grand Teton!) The best way I could describe them is that they're like having a Falcon Hiking Trail book in a great, concise format on your iPhone. I love them!
  • Lot's of Information

    5
    By ByJoe
    I love to hike and having this type of detailed information about the hikes at Rocky Mountain NP is tremendous. The developer has definitely given me what I want.

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