Recent Posts

  • How to Keep Your Phone Alive in Cold Weather

    by Abby Levene
    by Abby Levene

    From following snow-swept trails to keeping an eye on avalanche conditions, Gaia GPS proves even more valuable during winter. But you can’t use your phone if it dies in the cold. Learn how to preserve your phone battery when the temperature drops, plus get a special discount on an insulating phone case from Cold Case Gear.

  • On a high avalanche danger day last February, two parties sought out safer, low angle-terrain in Utah’s Wasatch mountains. A colossal avalanche swept through the zone. Four of eight people died. Avalanche Forecaster Nikki Champion of the Utah Avalanche Center, who investigated this tragic accident, gives the low down on what went wrong and what we can learn.

  • Discover brand new routes, get the beta on trail conditions, and easily spy trails based on type and difficulty level with this new trail overlay. Combining Trailfork’s premier collection of trails with Gaia GPS’s world-class maps and tools unlocks new levels of two-wheeled adventure. This map is just the beginning of great things to come joining forces with our sister company.

  • Who Decides What Goes on a Map?

    by Abby Levene
    by Abby Levene

    Native Land Digital’s online maps are the go-to resource for learning about whose land you’re on. But attaching a name to a landscape is not a straight-forward process. Executive Director of Native Land Digital Christine McRae takes us behind the map, revealing the community-building, decision making, and constant evolution that goes into mapping Indigenous lands, territories, and languages.

  • While you were eating up the trail in 2021, we were busy rolling out improvements. From Android Auto to offline snap-to-trail route planning, Gaia Winter to 3D maps, check out these new maps and features that the Gaia GPS team developed in 2021. Plus, learn about how we joined the Outside family this year and the new outdoor adventure membership you can opt in to.

  • The Best Advice We Received in 2021

    by Abby Levene
    by Abby Levene

    Learn how to train for big mountain adventures from the city…during a pandemic. Find out the biggest reason why people quit their thru-hike. Get our very best five pieces of advice from the pros this year so you can tackle your goals in 2022.

  • Ride the lifts, tour the backcountry, and explore nordic, fat bike, and snowshoe trails with confidence thanks to the all-new Gaia Winter topographic map. Designed-in house, Gaia Winter also shows all the trails, lifts, and amenities at ski resorts. Plus, it pairs perfectly with our suite of winter maps such as Slope Angle and Avalanche Forecast. Save the map on your phone so you can always find your way this winter.