Helpful Apps

Basalt Connects logoBasalt Connects: Great for getting a free ride around Basalt.

The Basalt Connects app is used to request the free, on demand ride service provided by the Town of Basalt, in partnership with RFTA. Ride anywhere within the Basalt service area. 

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Aspen Trail Finder: Great for finding a new trail based on a specific set of criteria.

Aspen Trail Finder helps users find walking, running, hiking, and biking trails in the Roaring Fork Valley, from Aspen to Glenwood Springs. The comprehensive trail index allows users to search by activity, difficulty, and distance. It also lists trail conditions with information on seasonal closures, weather, and much more.

Pitkin Outside: Great for topo maps and seeing how different trails connect in a geographic area. Offline caching is supported.

Pitkin Outside is a project of Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. There are two versions: Trail Finder and Eco Finder. Trail Finder is an interactive map focused on recreational opportunities in the valley, including trails, climbing, river access, public fishing, and more. It offers information on both summer and winter trails and allows you to toggle between seasons. Eco Finder is a collection of ecological studies and data, compiled in one place for easy access and research purposes.

Note: This app is specific to Pitkin County, covering Aspen, Snowmass, and parts of Basalt, extending up Independence Pass and into the Crystal River Valley.

Transit (App only): Great for determining how much time until the next local or BRT bus, and getting a bike to explore town.

The Transit app aggregates and maps real-time public transit data in the Roaring Fork Valley and in over 125 cities worldwide, so when you leave the valley, you can still use it in major areas such as New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., and Los Angeles. Locally, the app is best for getting RFTA (Roaring Fork Transportation Authority) bus information, including accurate real-time predictions, simple trip planning, step-by-step navigation, service disruption notifications, and departure and stop reminders. It also integrates with the local bikeshare WE-cycle, allowing you to locate a bike, unlock it from your phone, and find open docking stations when you are done. While only available during select major events (typically in Aspen), car sharing requests for Uber and Lyft can also be done through the app.

COTrex: Great for learning about trail conditions, which agency manages a trail and contributing to crowdsourced. Offline caching is supported.

The Colorado Trail Explorer (COTREX) is a project Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) and Department of Natural Resources, in partnership with organizations at every level statewide. COTREX offers the most comprehensive trail map available for the state and is built atop data from over 230 trail managers. Trails can be viewed by allowed uses on the map, browse featured routes, download offline maps, record trips and notes in the field, complete challenges to earn badges, and share your experiences with the community. COTREX is your gateway into Colorado’s magnificent outdoors whether online or on the app. Users can record trips and report field notes, which not only help other outdoor enthusiasts, but also help to inform trail managers about current conditions on the ground.