Recreation Impact Monitoring System (RIMS)


Trail reports for the NET

  Downed tree? Broken bridge? Flooded trail? Report your issue to help us fix it! 

The NET uses the RIMS app to collect data on trail conditions and issues. The free app makes it easy to send us reports with exact locations, photos, and descriptions of trail conditions. Of course, you can always send reports on our Report a Trail Issue page too. 


The Colorado Mountain Club launched the RIMS program in 2019 to help land managers collect and utilize crowdsourced data to understand better and address critical issues related to recreation and natural resources. RIMS is in use on multiple National Trails and other public lands across the country.

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Getting started with RIMS

User can get started with RIMS in three easy steps: 

  1. Download the RIMS app, and sign up for a free account
  2. Take the online RIMS training (20min video)
  3. Take the online quiz
  4. When you pass the quiz, enter the email address you used for your RIMS account

That’s it! Your account will be updated within 48hrs and you’ll be ready to submit reports. 

If you have specific troubleshooting questions, feel free to reach out to us at and the NET team can help answer questions.