Motor Vehicle Use Map

The Motor Vehicle Use Map is published annually as 4 double-sided map sheets.  The fronts and backs of these sheets define 8 areas which cover the entire Superior National Forest.  Each sheet has roads and trails coded to show precisely where you can use your particular type of off-highway vehicle (OHV).

Using the index map below, find the area in which you'll be riding and follow the link to view, print, or download the portion of the Motor Vehicle Use Map which covers that area.

Printed copies of the Motor Vehicle Use Map are available upon request at Superior National Forest offices or at many local businesses.


  • Be sure to read the important information regarding OHV use located on each map near the legend.  

Download this information as a separate printable file.


Links to Download or View Motor Vehicle Use Map

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Areas which are printed back to back on the same map sheet have the same color names.  The outline of the area printed on the front of the sheet is the same color as the name.  The outline of the area printed on the back of the sheet is a lighter shade of the same color.  

Note: these are large pdf files, up to 3 Mb, and may take time to download.


    Vermilion River Area (front) and Virginia Area (back)

    Border Area (front) and Ely Area (back)

    Toimi Area (front) and Isabella Area (back)

    Upper Trail Area (front) and Grand Marais Area (back)