Online map and app debuts

ASPEN (June 30, 2014) – A map of hiking and biking trails, historic sites, fishing easements, parks and more in Pitkin County is now available online and via a free mobile app.

 

Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has worked with a host of other local agencies and a site development firm to create www.pitkinoutside.com – a resource for recreational amenities throughout the county, from city parks and county open space to the national forest. The Etkin Family Fund at the Aspen Community Foundation donated $28,000 to help fund the project.

 

“We are constantly asked for maps of Pitkin County’s trails and open spaces, but because we are continually adding new amenities, they are quickly out of date,” said Lindsey Utter, recreation planner for the county’s Open Space and Trails program. “Sky Mountain Park is a great example. There are two new trails there that are less than a year old and there will soon be a third. We get requests for a map of the park all the time.”

 

With pitkinoutside.com, a desktop computer user is able to choose between satellite and topographic base maps and search for parks, trailheads, hiking and biking trails, fishing easements, points of interest, nordic trails, climbing areas and more. Trail mileage and elevation information is also available. Users are able to export a GPS file or print a PDF map. The mobile app allows downloads for use when the user is out of cell range.

 

“A number of people have spent countless hours compiling the data to make this site work,” Utter said. “It is, nonetheless, a work in progress and will be updated on a regular basis.

 

“We hope people get out there and try it. It has been a long time coming,” Utter said.

 

 

Contact: Lindsey Utter

Recreation Planner, Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

970 920-5224 or lindsey.utter@pitkincounty.com

 

 


Posted on Monday, June 30, 2014