The long awaited official Arizona Trail App has arrived. Guthook’s Guides/High Sierra Attitude, LLC collaborated with the Arizona Trail association to produce this app for iOS and Android. The ATA has been working hard to promote the Arizona Trail over the past couple years with a weekend Trail Days celebration, partnerships with local businesses along the AZT, a new map set, and other activities. We are excited to see the effort that the ATA is putting in as we thoroughly enjoyed our Arizona Trail thru-hike (Check out our Photos and Journal if you’d like to see more)
While we didn’t have this app when we hiked the AZT this past spring, we would have purchased it, had it been available. I like paper maps (my B.S. is in Cartography), and find orienteering with a map and compass enjoyable. That being said, the amount of extra data that is in Guthook’s Guides/High Sierra Attitude, LLC apps, make them worthwhile even beyond the navigational aspect. We’ve used other apps from Guthook and have been impressed with quality/accuracy of information and GPS data for navigation.
Description for the Arizona Trail App (from iTunes)
Arizona Trail is the official navigation app for the Arizona National Scenic Trail, built through a collaboration of the Arizona Trail Association and the creators of Guthook’s Guides hiking guide apps. The Arizona Trail app is a GPS- and map-based guide for your Arizona Trail hiking, equestrian or mountain biking trip. NO MOBILE OR INTERNET service is required to use it after the initial setup. The free demo is a fully functional version of the app that includes the 36-mile San Francisco Peaks Passage (Passage 34) of the Arizona Trail near Flagstaff and Snowbowl. The entire 800-mile Arizona Trail is available as an in-app purchase.
*GPS-enabled map of the Arizona Trail with waypoints
*Offline topo maps, satellite imagery, and photos
*Full app waypoints: more than 1100 waypoints along or near the trail
*Demo app waypoints: 50+ waypoints on Passage 34, near Flagstaff and Snowbowl
*GPS-enabled elevation profile with waypoints
*GPS-enabled data book listing of all waypoints
*Comprehensive water information
*Comprehensive town and resupply information
*Detail page for each waypoint
*Text or email your location
Types of Waypoints:
*Water sources (on-trail and off-trail)
*Trailheads and parking areas
*Fences, gates, powerlines, toilets
*Other landmarks and points of interest
Get the Arizona Trail App on iTunes and the Google Play Store.
The free app is just a demo for the San Francisco Peaks passage (passage 34). The full app is $9.99, At least for Android.
Hi Russell, thanks for the clarification!
Zachary Davies says
Do you know if the AZT app downloads a .gpx file onto the smartphone where it’s installed? I’m wondering if I can access that and upload it into the Gaia app to display on the basemaps. Looked in the folders where I believe the AZT app installs its files, both via the smartphone and via connected PC, and only found .jpg files for the baselayers. Thank you in advance for your response.
Beardoh and SweetPea says
Not sure… You may be able to contact Guthook and they may be able to give some help.
I cannot find this app anywhere in the iTunes store. Has it been discontinued?
Beardoh and SweetPea says
It is still available, I believe. Try to get it following this link: http://atlasguides.com/arizona-trail/