Colorado Trail Explorer- Colorado’s Official Trail Map - Discover and explore Colorado’s unique trail experiences with 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. You can view the web version at trails.colorado.gov or you can search for COTREX where ever you get your apps for the free mobile app.
The Western Colorado Hiking Project features many different hikes in the area with shared knowledge by hikers. The site included 25 featured hikes and 5 Gems in Western Colorado.(click here)
Example: Big Dominguez Canyon
The Western Colorado Mountain Bike Project features many different bike trails in the area with shared knowledge by mountain bikers. The site provides information on 280 bike trails in the area, and includes 37 featured rides in Western Colorado. (click here)
Example: County Line on the Grand Mesa
DOWNLOAD MAPS TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE - A GREAT RESOURCE!!
Before you head out- download the maps you need. You can access them off line and with the GPS feature. Track where you are at and where you want to go!
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U.S. Forest Service Map links:
Tails 2000-is a local non-profit groups that plans, builds and maintains a local trail network around Durango. This site provides descriptions, and conditions of over 300 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the San Juan National Forest and areas in/around Durango Colorado
Suggested hikes to do with kids:
Lost Lake - US Forest Service, near Paonia
Mesa Lakes - US Forest Service, Grand Mesa
Discovery Trail -US Forest Service, Grand Mesa
McCarty Trail - Dominquez Escalante NCA
Waterwheel Trail - Dominquez Escalante NCA
Cool Rock Canyon - Gunnison Gorge NCA
McInnis Canyon Trails - west of Fruita
Colorado National Monument - Fruita/Grand Junction