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 3.1.1

- General performance and quality improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Mdad7 ,

Great app for Yellowstone

We were provided information about this app from the campground we stayed at in Gardiner MT while visiting Yellowstone. Just Ahead is a fabulous app - the narrator is very well-timed in providing useful info and interesting anecdotes, providing sufficient time to decide to take a side trip or stop at a look out. We also appreciated the heads up for restrooms and other services. We used it through our blue tooth on the car and everyone could hear the guide easily and clearly. We used the app for Yellowstone and Grand Teton and plan to use it for all the parks. I feel like I've read and studied a guidebook - we know so much more about these wonderful parks that we would have known on our own! And it's especially helpful right now when the ranger staffing is low. The developer has also been incredibly accommodating in helping us fix an error on our part in our download. We feel like we have a friend riding with us and we talk back to Gregory as we go through the park!

Developer Response ,

Wow thank you for such an epic and detailed review. We so appreciate your support and are so happy you've enjoyed your travels with Just Ahead. You made our day. Thank you so much. Happy travels!

Terri Gottenbos ,

The BEST Travel Companion

If you are traveling the Parks this App is a must. It works regardless of cell service. I love it. Tells you so many wonderful bits of information, trivia, history, geography, geology, all about the animals and wildlife and the natives that used to live in different locations. It tells you to turn off at places you would’ve never thought to turn off. We have seen things I can’t even begin to tell you because of this out. But what I love most is, I am normally the one with my head buried in a book reading directions and looking at where we should turn. All the while missing so much that is going by. This app allows you just to keep looking around and listening as it goes. It’s wonderful. You never miss a thing. We first used it in Yellowstone, and I kept thinking about how much I would’ve missed if I had not had this out. I was able to look up the whole time. Just a head is the best. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star, was there some things that you have to pull over and stop for it to play. I would love to go back and re-listened to those pieces of information at a later time. But you can’t do it unless you’re in the park at those locations and stopped. I wish they had a way for us to re-listen to those also. It’s definitely worth buying the annual subscription. Would love to see them add more locations.

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!


Isthmus Labs Co.
110.1 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, 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, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) 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 (6th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (5th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11‑inch) (2nd generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (12.9‑inch) (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Air (4th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPad (8th generation) Wi‑Fi + Cellular.

Age Rating
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
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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