No more guessing whether your activity is permitted on the trail. Discover the best trails for biking, four wheel travel, and horseback riding with the all new color-coded trails in Gaia Topo. Plus, hikers looking for peaceful trails unencumbered by other activities can see which trails only permit foot travel. Learn how to use the color-coded system to find your next trail anywhere in the world.
Burning eyes, runny nose, and hazy skies indicate that it’s wildfire season. Steer clear of smokey, polluted air on your next adventure with three brand new Smoke Forecast maps. Smoke Forecast (today), Smoke Forecast (24h), and Smoke Forecast (48h) give you a sense of smoke levels all over the continental U.S. for today, tomorrow, and an entire weekend. All three maps are free for Gaia GPS users. Learn how to use them to make informed decisions in the backcountry.
Eight years ago, Jenny and Scott Jurek wanted to visit Japan for their honeymoon. But life got in the way, including Jenny’s career as an outdoor gear and apparel designer, Scott’s record-setting Appalachian Trail thru-hike, and the birth of their two children. With two toddlers in tow, the family shipped their bikes to Hokkaido, Japan. They covered 600 miles over a month while carrying their own gear. By the end, the kids didn’t want to go home. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to get the inside scoop on the trip and the Jurek’s wild life.
Geography always played a key role in bringing Denver educators Phoebe Novitsky and Ian Silberman together. From summiting the wrong peak to bonking on an epic gravel ride, the couple’s trials and triumphs outside taught them resilience and unconditional love. Ian knew geography would also play a key role in asking for Phoebe’s hand in marriage. Grab a box of tissues and tune in to the Out and Back podcast to learn how Ian used maps (and Gaia GPS, in fact!) to elevate the proposal to the next level.
Hike, hunt, and offroad with confidence using the Public Land (US) and Private Land (US) maps. Both maps provide coverage for every state in the US so you can quickly and easily decipher public and private land, no matter where you are. Plus, we’ve added 1.5 million acres to the Public Land map to bring you the most comprehensive coverage available.
After 69 days of walking through sub-zero degree temps and knee-deep snow, Emily Ford became just the second person and first woman to complete a winter thru-hike of Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail. Plus, she found a new best canine friend in the process. Tune in to the Out and Back podcast to find out how (and why) she tackled this long trail during the toughest time of year.
Escape crowded campsites this summer with the freshly updated Gaia Topo map. We’ve updated our flagship map to include all 248 million acres of BLM-managed public land, as well as expanded state public lands. Learn how to use Gaia Topo to find free, dispersed campsites on BLM land — no reservation needed!
Nothing ruins an adventure quite like getting lost. Say goodbye to that stress, panic, and wasted time by locating yourself with Gaia GPS. Learn how to quickly and easily find your way, even when you can’t get a cell signal.
Whether you’re looking for the visitor’s center, a designated campsite to pitch your tent, or a storage locker to keep your food safe from bears, you can now find these points of interest and many more right in our flagship map you know and love. We’ve added nearly 15,000 National Parks Service amenities to Gaia Topo so you can take advantage of all of the opportunities the NPS offers. Learn how to use Gaia GPS on your next trip so you can ditch the paper map.
The 2020 wildfire season broke records across the US. Wondering if you’ll be rerouted or if you’ll be traveling through burn zones devoid of trees, water, and shade? Use Gaia GPS’s Wildfires (Historical) map in combination with 3D satellite imagery to get a realistic look at how past fires impact your next trip.