Did you know that the rules regarding motor vehicle travel on Santa Fe National Forest have changed? Be sure you know before you go! And please remember: Nature Rules! Stay on designated roads and trails.
We are implementing the Travel Management Rule which requires all national forests and grasslands to designate a system of roads, trails and areas for motorized use, and to prohibit all motor vehicle use off the designated system. The Santa Fe National Forest has five ranger districts: Coyote, Cuba, Jemez, Pecos/Las Vegas, and Espanola. There are three Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) covering the districts. These maps show which routes (both roads and trails) are open to motor vehicle travel, what type of vehicle they are open to, and what season they are open. The maps are free and are available now. The Motor Vehicle Use Map is the key to understanding each district's motorized transportation system and can be used in conjunction with the Santa Fe National Forest visitor map. Use the Motor Vehicle Use Map on the Forest to determine what roads are open and how far you are allowed to drive off of the road. Some travel aids (custom maps for use with some GPS units and Smartphones) are available to help you make sure you know which routes are open to motorized use.
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)
Maps are available for free at all of the Santa Fe National Forest offices.
Office locations and phone numbers
Other locations where maps will be available.
A new map will be published every year.
NOTE: Travel conditions can change due to weather or fire.
Check our Alerts page for the latest information.
List of Maps