New Trail Maps Available from Colorado Parks & Wildlife

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife has released 60 new trail maps that now highlight new trail uses and features. KRCC’s Maggie Spencer has more.

The new trail maps integrate more information than the earlier versions and are now online.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Randy Hampton says the maps’ compatibility to GPS make them more helpful to trail users.

"Some of the maps that we have had in the past were available online for example, and you certainly could download those to a smart phone, but the nice thing about these is that all of the new maps have GPS grids which are similar to the USGS topo maps, so it actually becomes compatible with handheld GPS devices."

The latest maps contain a total of 466 trails, each coded by color and number to indicate various outdoor recreations. They also indicate which trails allow animals, and which are accessible for mobility devices, among other features.