Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is a requirement of the 2005 Final Travel Management Rule. The MVUM displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) and areas designated as open to motorized travel. The MVUM also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (ex. highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), seasonal allowances, and provides information on other travel rules and regulations.

Routes not shown on the MVUM are not open to public motor vehicle travel. Routes designated for motorized use may not always be signed on the ground but will be identified on the MVUM.

It will be the public’s responsibility to reference the MVUM to stay on designated routes for motor vehicle use. The MVUM will be updated annually, in January, to correct mapping errors or discrepancies and update travel decisions.  If no corrections or updates are needed, the MVUM will be validated for the new  year by the Ranger District with a red stamp that says: "Valid for Year 20__".

The MVUM provides information by Ranger District on a black and white map. It is a map for legal designations of where you can travel with various motorized vehicles, but for additional reference it is best used in conjunction with a Forest Visitor map or other detailed map.

New since 2012:  In response to public comments,the PSICC will provide free Motor Vehicle Travel Maps (MVTMs) for some districts instead of Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs), as they become available. The MVTM contains all the information shown on the MVUM, plus additional data that makes it more user-friendly. Because of the strict nationwide requirements to limit what data is shown on an official MVUM, a companion MVTM is being produced for public use that will provide certain navigational and reference information needed when recreating on the national forest. As required by law, the MVUM will be published on this website and will be available for downloading in a digital georeferenced .pdf format and will be available for viewing at the district office. The MVTM will also be available on this website in a digital georeferenced .pdf format, and it will also be available in hardcopy form. The MVTM is free to the public and will be available at the ranger district office and at the Supervisor’s Office.

If you do not already have a copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader you can download a free copy from Adobe.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs):

Cimarron National Grassland 2010 map -Still valid for 2016(1.7 MB pdf) (printed maps now available)

Comanche National Grassland 2010 map- Still valid for 2016 (printed maps now available) 

Front (1.72 Mb pdf)
Back (2.18 Kb pdf)

Leadville Ranger District 2016 MVUM - (1.8 MB pdf)

Pikes Peak Ranger District 2016 MVUM (PDF)- (2.0 Mb pdf) (printed maps now available)

Pikes Peak Ranger District 2016 MVUM (GeoTIFF) - (3.6 Mb GeoTIFF) (For use with Garmin and other GPS Units)

Salida Ranger District 2010 map - Still valid for 2016 (1.4 Mb) (printed maps now available)

San Carlos Ranger District 2012 map - Still valid for 2016
          Front (3.4 MB pdf)
          Back (1.6 MB pdf)

South Park Ranger District 2010 map -Still valid for 2016 (printed maps now available)

Front (2.3 MB pdf)
Back (3.1 MB pdf)

South Platte Ranger District 2016 map  (printed maps will be available by 9/30/2016)

Front (2.0 MB pdf)
Back (1.7 MB pdf)


Motor Vehicle Travel Maps (MVTM):

Leadville Ranger District 2016 MVTM - (2.3 MB pdf) (printed MVTMs now available)

San Carlos Ranger District 2012 MVTM - Still valid for 2016 (printed MVTMs now available)
          Front (9.4 MB pdf),
          Back (5.8 MB pdf)


PSICC MVUM Route Shape Files (Zip Files) (Required to fulfill PSI MVUM Settlement stipulations):

  •  Baseline MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (November, 2015):

            Baseline PSICC MVUM Roads Shp File, November, 2015

            Baseline PSICC MVUM Trails Shp File, November, 2015

  •  MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (January, 2016):    Note: No MVUM roads or trails have been lengthened by more than 0.02 miles since the Baseline Roads data was generated

          PSICC MVUM Roads Shp File, January, 2016

          PSICC MVUM Trails Shp File, January, 2016

  • MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (June, 2016): The following SHP files contain spatial data for all PSICC MVUM roads and trails, current as of June 16, 2016.

           PSICC MVUM Roads Shp File, June, 2016

           PSICC MVUM Trails Shp File, June, 2016