This year, all Bluebird Backcountry guests will receive a free six-month trial of Gaia GPS Premium, courtesy of our partners at Gaia GPS. That means free access to local topo maps, satellite imagery, slope-angle shading, National Geographic trail maps, and more.
With the Gaia GPS app, you can download all of these maps to view your real-time location even when you’re offline and out of service. The app is also great for tracking stats like mileage and vertical gain.
To start your free trial, follow the steps provided in your booking confirmation email. Then, read on to learn about some of our favorite features.
How to Download Maps for Offline Use
Before you leave home, be sure to download the Gaia GPS mobile app. Then download all the maps you’ll need for the area you intend to explore. (Cell service at and around Bluebird Backcountry can be spotty.)
For instructions on how to download maps, visit the directions link in your confirmation email, or go to Gaia GPS’s resource page.