Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs)

The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is a requirement of the 2005 Final Travel Management Rule and reflects travel management decisions on each Forest. The MVUM displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) or 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, distance 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. Motor Vehicle Use Maps do not currently show mechanized, non-motorized or over-snow vehicle use. 

The MVUM is a black and white map with no topographic features. 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.

There are 7 Motorized Vehicles Use Maps (MVUMs) available for the Custer Gallatin National Forest.  Some maps are double sided.  All maps can be downloaded at the links below:

Hardcopy Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available at our Ranger District offices or the Billings office.

Digital Motor Vehicle Use Maps are available for download at the links above for use on mobile devices, or from the Avenza store.

Both digital and hardcopy MVUMs are provided free of charge.