Chimani is the leading developer of mobile apps to help you explore the outdoors. Just as our bold ancestors used tools like the telescope and astrolabe to navigate the natural world and provide insight into its workings, our intuitive apps draw on the power of GPS, WiFi, and interactive mapping technology to guide your outdoor adventures.
Chimani’s dozen-plus travel apps, focusing on U.S. National Parks from Acadia to Zion, include first-hand descriptions of park features, trails, and amenities. Audio tours, high-quality photography, event calendars — even tidal charts and sunrise/sunset times and viewpoints — are included to help you get the most out of your visit. “No service” when you’re out in the wilderness? No problem: Chimani’s apps work with or without WiFi or data signal.
Offered as free downloads on all major mobile platforms, and with an easy-to-use interface that incorporates universal national park symbols, Chimani’s apps help you plan your trip and guide your journey to more than 400 National Parks, National Monuments, National Historic Parks, and other outdoor destinations in the 50 states and beyond.
Never get frustrated while hiking again.
Chimani, Inc was founded by Kerry Gallivan and Shaun Meredith, in January 2010. The concept was born on top of Gorham Mountain in Acadia National Park one rainy day in April 2008. Kerry was hiking 7+ miles and wanted some data on where he was going, what route he should take, the amount of rain he could expect, and the steepness on the western side of Cadillac Mountain. Kerry had his iPhone, but there was neither cell phone coverage nor an app to guide him. Frustrated and alone in the rain in Maine, Chimani was conceived.
What makes Chimani different?
The outdoors are what we love. It is our passion. But we love technology too! Call it what you will — emerging technology, "gadgets," toys — that's also our passion. Combine the two and what you have are top-notch apps for exploring and touring the National Parks. We like to think of these apps within the tradition of the telescope or astrolabe of our adventuring ancestors - instruments to help us navigate the natural world (terrain and trails) and provide insight into its workings (the weather, moon phases, tides). All of this information is presented on an intuitive user interface that is visually well designed, includes professionally designed maps, up-to-date and well-researched content, high quality photographs and rock-solid programming. We are proud to have developed an incredible team to build Chimani, and we think you will find the apps useful and a great resource for exploring the outdoors.
The National Parks are our passion. Whether it's backcountry hiking in the Grand Tetons, rock climbing in Yosemite, or bicycling the carriage roads of Acadia — these apps are made from personal experience. They are your travel guides, but you'll find a lot more than that. Information like sunrise/set data for a year, tidal data for a year, ranger-led events for the entire season, and much more. The apps also feature an audio tour and dozens of photos by professional photographers.
Chimani apps are your travel guide, map, audio tour and a whole lot more!
The National Parks by Chimani app includes information and photos on more than 400+ units of the National Park System, including national parks, monuments, seashore, historic sites, and more. The app also features maps, notifications about the latest park news, and the ability to earn and collect badges based upon the number of parks you visit.
Arches is famous for its 2,000-odd namesake natural stone arches and whimsical rock formations of red, pink, orange, yellow, green, and grey stone. Amazing landscapes of giant sandstone fins, towering pinnacles and spires, and stunning balanced rocks captivate visitors exploring the park's hiking trails and scenic lookouts.
Cape Cod National Seashore encompasses over 40 miles of Atlantic Ocean beachfront and 43,500 acres of ponds, woods, and meadows in Cape Cod, Mass. In addition to its own hiking and biking trails, the Seashore is also the terminus of the famous Cape Cod Rail Trail, a 22-mile paved biking/hiking/running path used to access the Cape’s many beaches.
Death Valley is a land of extremes: it’s among the driest and hottest places on Earth, and visitors can take in both the lowest and highest points in the continental United States in a single view. Yet this is also a place of rugged beauty that has long drawn dreamers, fortune-seekers and solitude lovers to its dune fields, endless salt flats, and rugged canyons.
Montana’s million-acre Glacier National Park includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. Visitors can explore the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem" on the famous Going to the Sun Road and more than 700 miles of hiking trails, passing deep forests, open alpine meadows, high peaks, and of course the park’s 35 namesake glaciers.
A near neighbor to Yellowstone but with glorious scenery of its own, Grand Teton National Park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections of Jackson Hole valley. Visitors to this 31,000-acre park can scale the heights of 13,770-foot Grand Teton, hike to the Jenny Lake overlook, or thrill to a float trip on the Snake River, among the park’s many and diverse experiences.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, on the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The most-visited national park in the U.S., Great Smoky attracts nature lovers to its peaks, hills and “hollers” with an abundance of wildlife, deep forests and serene waterfalls, extensive hiking trails, and reminders of the rugged mountain folk who once inhabited these lands.
Joshua Tree National Park is named for the iconic yuccas that dot the park landscape, their arms seemingly reaching heavenward in prayer. Visitors to this Mojave Desert park in southern California can hike to groves of Joshua Trees and hidden oases, explore remote backroads and former mining camps, and indulge in some of the best climbing and bouldering routes in North America.
Mount Rushmore National Monument is iconic in every sense: carved into the Black Hills are the faces of four of the greatest Presidents of the United States, and the monument itself is among the most famous symbols of American democracy, rivaled only by the Statue of Liberty. Park visitors can get up-close views of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt and learn how these massive graven images were created.
Hundreds of millions of years ago, a forest of towering trees stood in what is now arid Arizona grasslands: we know this because everywhere in Petrified Forest there are fossilized logs, eternally preserved in quartz. Park visitors can stroll among these ancient trees, take a driving tour featuring marvelous vistas of the Painted Desert, and learn how humans have adapted to this challenging climate for 16,000 years, from the first nomads following the Ice Age to those following the Mother Road, Route 66, which passes through the park.
Rocky Mountain National Park, located in the north-central region of Colorado, features majestic mountain views, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments (from wooded forests to mountain tundra), and easy access via 355 miles, a pair of scenic roads, and camping in established campgrounds and the backcountry.
Located in California and covering over 761,000 acres, Yosemite is one of the most visited national parks in the country. The famous vistas of the Yosemite Valley -- with Half Dome, El Capitan, and Yosemite Falls framing and feeding the Merced River -- alone are worth the visit, but you can also explore a vast wilderness area and groves of Giant Sequoia trees.
Fifteen miles long and up to a half-mile deep, Zion Canyon is the centerpiece of Zion National Park, a spectacular gorge cut through the Navajo sandstone by the Virgin River. Dramatic rock formations in ever-changing colors abound, from the steep-walled Narrows to the majestic and magisterial Court of the Patriarchs. Scenic drives feature countless vistas, but hiking the park’s many well-marked trails is the best way to experience this beautiful park’s hidden canyons and meet its diverse wildlife.
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