2016 Motor Vehicle Use Maps available April 15

Release Date: Apr 14, 2016

Contact(s): Coconino National Forest Supervisor's Office 928-527-3600, Media Contact: Brady Smith 928-527-3490, Media Contact: George Jozens 928-527-3412

Cover of the 2016 Coconino NF Motor Vehicle Use MapFlagstaff, Arizona — The Coconino National Forest will issue an updated and revised Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) beginning Friday, April 15, 2016, which will show all of the roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use on the Forest.

The MVUM is re-issued each year, is free to the public and is available at all Coconino National Forest offices, nearby national forest offices, and related businesses in Phoenix and northern Arizona. A digital version of the map can also be downloaded for use on smartphones, tablets and Garmin GPS devices.


Coconino National Forest Travel Map on a smart phoneIn addition to the hard copy paper MVUM, the public can also get a free Coconino National Forest Travel Map. This is an electronic color map with shaded relief topography, game management units, hiking trails, and all designated motorized routes and areas. When using this map with the Avenza PDF Maps app, this map is GPS-enabled meaning you can see where you are on the map as you drive or hike on the national forest. Instructions for how to download the free map and app on your mobile device on the Motor Vehicle Use Maps webpage.


Google Earth KMZ map of proposed changes to motor vehicle use designations

Interactive map showing the proposed changes to route and area designations

The 2016 MVUM includes a number of updates and corrections made as a result of public input received over the past year, which are available on the website above. More substantive route and area designation changes requested by the public will be reviewed through the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) planning process. The forest released a proposal of route and area designation changes to be considered through NEPA in late 2015 and is currently soliciting public feedback on which routes or areas you think should be added or removed from the MVUM. The proposed changes to motor vehicle access on the Forest and links for submitting comments can be found on the Changes to Motor Vehicle Designations project page. Additionally, an interactive map of the proposed changes can be downloaded for used with the free Google Earth map viewer.

For additional information, please contact the Coconino National Forest at 928-527-3600.