Gaia GPS question


Mar 27, 2015
So I recently got a subscription to Gaia. Based off of what I have read here most people really enjoy it. I am enjoying it so far, but I do have one thing confusing me. I can't figure out how to add a waypoint with UTM coordinates. When I am on the computer it only let's me add a waypoint by clicking on the map. I like to add waypoints by the coordinates because sometimes I am not sure where they are at on the map. Does anyone have a way to do it?


Jun 21, 2018
I love and rely on the GAIA app on my iphone and have for years. However, the web app seems very sub par to me. I spent some time looking for a way to do what you asked and couldn't figure it out. I make my routes in CalTopo, and then export and download to GAIA. In CalTopo you can use coordinates to create a "marker"


Mar 27, 2015
I spent time messing around with both Gaia and Caltopo and figured out how to export to Gaia. I really enjoy Caltopo as well, so it will be great to conitinue to use both of them. I appreciate the help!


Jul 5, 2014
Gaia user here too. I always create my route in gaia and then also record my tracks in gaia in airplane mode during the trip. The only time I don't use it is when I use Avenza instead since you can purchase the NY/NJ Trail Conference maps and the Nat Geo Trails Illustrated maps on Avenza. There is an NPS overlay in gaia, but I find it's not always as good as the Trails Illustrated maps on Avenza.

Unfortunately, I don't know the answer to your question as I usually create my routes directly on the phone app.
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
IntrepidXJ Gaia GPS acquired by Pocket Outdoor Media General Discussion 18
john.maldaner Gaia GPS: Sharing Tracks and Waypoints Gear 19
Titans Gaia GPS - CarPlay integration is now live ! Resource Discussions 10
john.maldaner Gaia GPS App Questoin Resource Discussions 7
Dave Gaia GPS alternatives General Discussion 48
Nick Custom icon import to Gaia General Discussion 0
fossana Ligado 5G rollout and GPS interference General Discussion 0
john.maldaner GPS Recommendation, Please Gear 53
VegasHikeLife Paria Canyon GPS Coord. Trip Planning 6
Vegan.Hiker GPS Dog Tracking Devices / Gun Dog Whistles General Discussion 7
R GPS Question Gear 13
Artemus GPS Doodles Trip Planning 5
Rockskipper Any GPS suggestions? Gear 22
Rockskipper Why you shouldn't trust your GPS General Discussion 21
Kyle P Biting the Bullet on a GPS Gear 44
Bob GPS .................. General Discussion 3
Aldaron iPhone GPS General Discussion 5
JaseTheAce GPS Gear 29
Ross Help choosing which GPS to hike in USA if buying in UK Gear 2
steve Google Maps Engine Question on windows 8.1 laptop with USB gps General Discussion 0
Nick Topo/GPS App for iPhone General Discussion 36
Nick GPS Distances General Discussion 7
Nick GPS Coordinate Types General Discussion 27
powderglut Hand held GPS Gear 20
pstm13 DIY High Capacity Battery Pack for Phones and GPS @$40 Gear 4
Mike Jones GPS Logger Gear 19
Nick GPS Coordinates & Google Earth General Discussion 3
Joe Which Garmin Rino GPS? Gear 1
Nik Recommendation for Outdoor Handheld GPS Gear 12
Nick Lithium Batteries in a GPS unit Gear 6
kwc Southern Utah Accommodations Question General Discussion 10
swmalone Question about Garmin Inreach Send/Track Gear 11
AKay09 Rawah Wilderness Fire Question Trip Planning 3
Christo Yellowatone Permit question... General Discussion 16
IlVagabondo Yellowstone Camping Question General Discussion 13
B Uintas question Hiking & Camping 3
P Question about fording rivers in Yellowstone Trip Planning 10
Dhuff3243 Nooby with a question Noobs: Introduce yourself! 4
P Question about going around Shoshone Lake in Yellowstone Trip Planning 0
kwc Canada road tripping Northwest Territories question(s) General Discussion 2
U Maze District of Canyonlands question Trip Planning 15
swmalone GSENM Camping Question Trip Planning 37
Miya Noob Question about Hiking in the Snow General Discussion 32
O Green River/Stillwater Canyon question regarding water Trip Planning 3
Miya Bear Canister Noob Question Gear 27
T RMNP sleeping pad question- mid July Trip Planning 4
Kelley Another Sleeping Pad question. Gear 5
Jackson Question about Deer Creek Trip Planning 2
B Upgrading Big Agnes tent question Gear 10
P Question about lighters General Discussion 5

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.