Innovative Mobile Guides to Utah’s National Parks for iPhone and Android

Ivins, Utah – TalkingRockies, LLC, a pioneer in mobile recreation guides, and David Day, Utah’s authoritative hiking writer and author of the best-selling hiking guidebook “Utah’s Incredible Backcountry,” have just released two mobile guides for the best backcountry hikes in Utah’s national parks.

These guides introduce outdoor enthusiasts worldwide to the wonders that await them in the amazing backcountry in Utah’s national parks. One guide covers the western parks, Zion, Bryce Capitol Reef, and the other covers the eastern ones, Arches and Canyonlands. These convenient mobile guides work on all models of the iPhone and iPod touch as well as most mobile devices based on the Android operating system, and all 4 versions are available for an introductory price of $3.99 in both iTunes App Store and Android Market.

Phil Karren, founder of TalkingRockies, says, “These innovative mobile guides are designed to help visitors interested in a more intimate experience with each park, providing the right amount of detail needed to help get into and enjoy the less-traveled, and most breathtaking terrain these astounding places have to offer. Building and sharing plans is also simple, as well as posting experiences on facebook.”

With a few taps and swipes, users also have access to simple and attractive trail maps, detailed trail descriptions, trailhead directions, images and useful facts about the hikes, including difficulty, distance, elevations, coordinates at the trailhead and of the summit or key item of interest. Now hikers can have the information they need at all times, whether they’re on the trail, or back in town thinking about their next backcountry experience. Each app provides a simple and powerful checklist feature for every hiking challenge and season. This great capability is integrated with Appigo’s popular Todo personal productivity tool, so it’s a snap to have the same checklists in both apps.

Hikes covered in the western parks include the following:
* Zion East Rim (overnight)
* Zion West Rim (overnight)
* Zion Narrows (overnight)
* Zion Hop Valley to Kolob Arch (overnight)
* Zion Taylor Creek
* Zion two approaches to the Left Fork of North Creek (also known as the Subway)
* Bryce Peekaboo
* Bryce Fairlyland
* Bryce Queen’s Garden
* Bryce Riggs’ Springs (an overnighter).
* Capitol Reef Hickman Bridge and Navajo Knobs
* Capitol Reef Cohab Canyon and Frying Pan Trail with Cassidy Arch
* Capitol Reef Chimney Rock and Spring Canyon
* Capitol Reef Upper and Lower Muley Twist (overnight)

ArchesCanyonlands covers the varied and fascinating terrain of Utah’s southeast with the following hikes:
* Arches Devils Garden, Landscape Arch, Double O Arch, Dark Angel, Primitive Trail and more
* Arches Delicate Arch
* Arches Lower Courthouse Wash
* Canyonlands Alcove Spring Trail, Island in the Sky
* Canyonlands Big Spring Canyon, Needles
* Canyonlands Chesler Park, Needles
* Canyonlands Confluence Overlook, Needles
* Canyonlands Druid Arch, Needles
* Canyonlands Lost Canyon Loop, Needles
* Canyonlands Murphy Trail Loop, Island in the Sky
* Canyonlands Peekaboo Trail, Needles
Canyonlands Salt Creek, Needles, 4 days, 3 nights
Canyonlands Upheaval Dome, Island in the Sky
Moab area: Mount Tukuhnikivatz, La Sal Mountains
Moab area: Negro Bill Canyon
Moab area: Fisher Towers

Information about these convenient and content-rich new mobile hiking guides is available at TalkingRockies online.

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