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Old 06-24-2014, 11:17 AM   #1
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Ouray Cell/data Coverage

Generally, how's the cell & data coverage around Ouray, expecially on the trails. Non-existent, very spotty, somewhat spotty, or fairly reliable?

We are heading to Ouray next week and wondering if I should purchase a data subscription for the ipad for sat maps. I downloaded some maps, but it would be nice to have them live.

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Old 06-24-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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Cell reception on the trails is pretty good. They are all high mountain tops. Not sure about internet though

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Rely on paper maps and compass they don't fail. Technology is a crap shoot in the mtns, way too many variables that can cause problems.
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We are here now and cell coverage is spotty to none on the passes. Alpine loop and even Yankee Boy Basin lose service fairly quickly into the trails.
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Rely on paper maps and compass they don't fail. Technology is a crap shoot in the mtns, way too many variables that can cause problems.
Amen! I tend to grab the topo...also I take copies of the MVU maps from the forest service so I can see where trails intersect and spider off. I've had batteries die in tablets and phones, but never had paper instantaneously catch fire and burn away
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I have 4g in town and wifi supplied by the hotel. But on the trail there is 0 to no service with random spots of service.
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Old 06-25-2014, 08:52 AM   #7
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Really I had service the whole time I was down there. That's crazy
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:05 AM   #8
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I doubt you had cell coverage at the top of engineer
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:23 AM   #9
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I'm not sure which trails they were, it's been a while but I know I talked on the phone a few times while I was up there lol.

Who was the girl in the light blue dress at your wedding. She was younger, brunette hair... I caught her taking a picture of me, and it was a little awkward.. Haha
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Cell service is spotty, and once you're out of Ouray or Ridgway it's nonexistent. I have a ham radio which works great. I would NEVER depend on cell service here.

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