To download or view maps (pdf documents), you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download)
Always bring map with you before heading out on the National Forests!
Here is an index to map resources on this website:
Motor Vehicle Use Maps
National Forest Recreation Maps for the GMUG - Zoomifiable
Winter Travel Maps for the GMUG
Additional downloadable maps, publications and brochures for the GMUG
Geo-referenced Maps (PDFs) for trails on the GMUG
Information for downloading geo-referenced maps on mobile devices
Stay the Trail - for free downloads of MVUMs for mobile devices
Avenza- to purchase downloads of recreation maps for your mobile devices
National Forest Map Store - to purchase (online) recreation maps
National Geographic Free PDF Quad Maps
Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)
The MVUM displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) or areas designated open to motorized travel. The MVUM also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), seasonal allowances and provides information on other travel rules and regulations. The MVUM map link below has the most current versions and can be printed from your home computer. MVUMs now have geo-referenced location information like latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in them. These can be downloaded to your mobile devices and some GPS units. MVUM information, maps and FAQ's
Do you need OHV registration and permits in Colorado? Information on requirments for a Colorado OHV registration or OHV permit to operate a vehicle, motorcycle or OHV on designated OHV routes on public lands in Colorado?
National Forest Recreation Maps
The Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forest is divided into 5 districts and 4 geographic areas. Each geographic area has a corresponding recreation map with Forest Service roads, trails and recreation facilities available for public use. These maps are a 1/2"=1 mile scale, are planimetric and show some spot elevations. Geographic areas overlap more than one district. These maps now have geo-referenced location information like latitude and longitude coordinates embedded in them. These can be downloaded to your mobile devices and some GPS units. Recreation Maps for the GMUG National Forest and for other areas in Colorado. These maps can be zoomified to enlarge specific areas.
Other Maps, Publications and Brochures for the GMUG National Forest
The GMUG National Forest has developed brochures, maps, and other information on specific hiking trails, winter recreation areas, campground areas, cabin rentals, bird lists, tips for viewing wildlife, geologic road logs, resource reports and more. Additional downloadable maps, publications and brochures
National Forest Maps on Line
Looking for a National Forest or Grassland? The fastest way is to use "Find a Forest or Grassland" feature where you can search by name or state.
Once you find the forest/grassland(s) of your choice you may request specific information by contacting the forest/grassland directly. You may also visit Public Lands Information Center (Colorado Public Lands) for more information about recreational opportunities on public lands in the West.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife