The Travel App That Turns Your Smartphone Into a GPS Audio Tour Guide for Your Vacation Road Trips

Just Ahead is the perfect road trip app. With its guided tours and offline maps, you feel like you have a friendly tour guide along—and you don’t need an Internet connection or mobile phone signal to enjoy the narrated audio tour.

••• ‘BEST TRAVEL APP’—North America Travel Journalists Assoc. •••
••• ‘BEST APP’—Sunset Magazine •••

Just Ahead’s travel guides tell you what you’re seeing as you drive through America’s most compelling destinations. 

GPS prompts the app to deliver spoken descriptions and stories of the scenery and sights just outside your car window.

No more thumbing through guidebooks or fumbling for maps. You see a sight and wonder, “What’s that?” Just then, Just Ahead tells you what you’re seeing!


• Works Offline •
Audio guides and built-in maps don’t need an Internet connection or a mobile phone signal. 

• More Points of Interest •
Just Ahead tour guides contain more points of interest and stories than any other audio travel guides. 

• Inside Information •
Each guide is written by an expert author and spoken by a professional narrator. You simply drive, while Just Ahead informs and entertains you. 

• Great Stories •
The scenery comes alive: notes on wildlife, geology, flora, history, people. 

• Easy to Use •
Just Ahead audio tour guides play automatically. Just turn on the app and begin driving—it talks whenever there’s something informative or entertaining to say!

• Helpful Suggested Directions • 
Just Ahead guides you to and from your destination. It tells you why you should turn or not, what you should do after a turn, and recommends the best direction to take.

• Family Friendly •
Just Ahead audio guides create shared experiences, conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Audio tour guides are available as in-app purchases and range from FREE–$19.99. Each guide includes a full-function free trial and free updates.


Yosemite National Park, California
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 
Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Death Valley National Park, California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Big Bend National Park, Texas

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 2.5.2

- New: Notice Dialog - We added the ability to display a dialog with last minute changes and updates to our guides.
- Significant performance improvements.
- Happy travels from Just Ahead!

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
128 Ratings

128 Ratings

EvergreenRealty ,

The best way to enjoy road trips through national parks!!!

I can’t say enough great things about this APP and shared it everywhere we stopped to enjoy scenery, hikes etc. It’s like having a tour guide sitting right next to you, telling you all about what you’re about to see, it’s history and/or to help you choose a route you’re about to take. If you’re approaching a tourist attraction, it tells you how far you’ll need to drive or walk to it and time you should allow yourself to explore it. It is beyond amazing and I get excited every time I share it. My radio does tune down so all I hear is the guide and in such a pleasant voice! Honestly, if I could give it 10 STARS, I would. I downloaded all the parks and look forward to going back to some of these places I visited without this APP to see what I missed! Do yourself a BIG favor when traveling to these parks and download this APP “first!” You will be glad you did! I truly hope more locations are added to this APP.

Developer Response ,

Blushing. If we could give ten stars to our customers we'd give you ten! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback on Just Ahead and spending your hard earned vacation dollars with us. Happy travels!

cutexy ,

Best road trip app ever

What I great app, used four of the guides. Give us all the best places to stop at. Was awesome that it know when we back tracked and didn’t reply the same information over and over again. Didn’t have time to see everything the app had to show so I’ll be back in the parks again. Sometime I wish it had more information to talk about but I know it’s a fine line between being enjoyable and bugging the hell out of you. I think they nailed that line well, give us time to talk about the things it had to say in between. Another thing I had trouble with and this is more of an iPhone issue. If you play music in the back round with lyrics it makes it hard to hear the voice. Would be nice if the music could be muted but we just switched to Jazz and enjoyed the rest of the road trip. At the end I could be any happier with it.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for taking Just Ahead with you on your amazing adventure! We so appreciate you taking a few moments to share your feedback. I love your suggestion to listen to jazz in the background. Great idea. P.S. We tried stopping, then resuming the music, but unfortunately we could not get that capability to work reliably, and unfortunately we are at the mercy of other apps to make that work, or we'd keep working on it. Happy travels!

TELeavit ,

Amazing App for National Parks

Just returned from traveling the Great Plains/Rocky Mountains. Spent 2 weeks & visited 5 National Parks (Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Badlands, Mount Rushmore, & Rocky Mountains NP). This app was amazing! It was like having a tour guide in the vehicle. Worked great thru Bluetooth connection. Starts talking before entering the park & no matter which way or what direction you come in, it knows. Ran route in reverse the following day & did not miss a beat. Need to know where to get gas, visitors center, hotels in park, picnic areas, trails, & even bathrooms, it is here. Let’s you play music when not talking so not constant conversation. Suggests some “must see spots”. You sometimes are able to see things others miss. Would love to see every NP on this app. Every bit worth the annual fee. Told many along the way of the features & benefits of this app as they had nothing like this.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much. You could have written our marketing copy!


Isthmus Labs Co.
96 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (9.7-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9-inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, and iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular.

Age Rating
Rated 4+
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
© 2013-2019 Isthmus Labs Co.
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Year Subscription $29.99
  2. Yellowstone $19.99
  3. Yosemite $19.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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