Colorado Trail Explorer | unitQ Score

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100 = No Issues. 50 = Some Issues. 0 = All Issues
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Colorado Trail Explorer - Latest Quality Issues
Jun 1, 2021
Orientation- Landscape mode only?? Was pretty excited to find this app until I opened it and discovered it only works in landscape (sideways) mode. Have never seen this before.. I have a tablet that fits perfectly in my off road motorcycle tank bag VERTICALLY.. I don't understand why anyone would build an app that only works in this way... It makes the app unusable for me and my riding buddies.
May 21, 2021
Updated: Must keep phone open to use?!?
Update: Bug below was fixed in latest release and now app works great. I tried to record a trip when I was trail riding on my horse. I started the trip, then left the app running but turned off my phone screen to put it in my pocket. When I finished my ride, I opened my phone and the app said my trip had been paused right after starting because the screen was off. Who wants to hold their phone and keep the screen active for a whole trail ride, hike, bike ride, etc? Can you really not record a trip unless the screen stays active?
Apr 14, 2021
The main reason I use COTREX is the ability to download maps and view them offline. But since this app has no external SD card support, it's a pain to delete and re-download particular maps every time you hike a different area.
Apr 8, 2021
Colorado trail-not great. Old app from a few years ago was far better. Showed the actual CT and people were able to submit important things like water locations and suggested camp sites they find along the trail. Won't be using this app. Also, I brought up superficially the CT on the map and when I zoom in to you know, see the trail, there's tons of other trails that show up highlighted that are not the CT!
Feb 24, 2021
Over all a good app. I enjoy being able to set my own custom routes. Some trails are definitely not mapped correctly. Would be really nice to filter trails by surface type.
Sep 4, 2020
Excellent app! Two suggestions: - It would be useful if the app would continue to run in the background. If you turn the screen off and on the logo comes back in again and the app relaunches, this is very annoying when hiking. - It would be great if you could be able to rotate the map (like google maps) so that it faces the direction you are walking.
Sep 3, 2020
It's a good app for finding your way out on the trails but the information is extremely incomplete and fragmented. Some road/trail segments are unlabeled so route finding can be inaccurate and it's easy to find yourself on private land. But overall, the info is decent and relatively easy to piece together.
Aug 16, 2020
App would not load. Green circle circle just spins. This is unfortunate since I have heard such good things about this app.
Jul 22, 2020
No app support
COTREX is great and functions really well offline, but there is zero app support and a mirage of bugs to report/fix. I'm happy to help fix these...
Colorado Trail Explorer - Product Description
Discover and explore Colorado’s unique trail experiences with the Colorado Trail Explorer. Available for free, COTREX offers the most comprehensive trail map available for the state and is built atop data from over 230 trail managers.

View trails by allowed uses on the map, browse featured routes, download offline maps, record trips and notes in the field, complete challenges to earn badges, and share your experiences with the community. COTREX is your gateway into Colorado’s magnificent outdoors. 


– Browse or search to find trails and Feature Routes that match your activities or interests.
– Change activity type to dynamically filter trails on the map.


– No cell coverage? No problem! Download maps ahead of time for a continuous experience that doesn’t depend on your network. 
– COTREX offline maps are lightweight in size and easy to download. 


– Capture the details of your outdoor experiences by recording Trips.
– Go beyond simple photos by taking and classifying rich Field Notes along the way. Choose from 45,000+ classifications that include trail conditions, species, rocks and minerals, historic places, points of interest, and much more.
– Seamlessly sync activity recorded on your devices with the web. 


– By recording and classifying Field Notes, you can complete Challenges and earn Badges for your profile. 


– Inform and inspire the entire COTREX community by sharing your Trips and Field Notes publicly or submitting Trip Reports. 
– View activity feeds for all users or just the ones you follow.
– By sharing your experiences, you also help to inform trail managers about current conditions on the ground. 


The Colorado Trail Explorer endeavors to map every trail in the state of Colorado in support of the Colorado the Beautiful Initiative. COTREX connects people, trails, and technology by coordinating the efforts of federal, state, county, and local agencies to create a comprehensive repository of recreational trails for public use. 

This project is led by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Department of Natural Resources, but is only made possible through partnerships with organizations at every level statewide. COTREX represents a seamless network of trails managed by over 230 land managers.


[Battery Life] We do everything we can to make the app low power when recording, but GPS is notorious for reducing battery life

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