Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Please follow the links on this page to download digital versions of the MVUMs or contact your local Forest Service office to obtain paper copies of the map, free of charge.

About MVUMs

This motor vehicle use map identifies those roads, trails, and areas designated for the motor vehicle use under 36 CFR 212.51 for the purpose of enforcing the prohibition at 36 CFR 261.13. This is a limited purpose. The other public roads are shown for information and navigation purposes only and are not subject to designation under the Forest Service travel management regulation. These designations apply only to National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands.

It is your responsibility to reference the MVUM to stay on designated routes for motor vehicle use. Information on Travel Management direction and Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) programs should be obtained by contacting the forest directly.

Direct Links to Motor Vehicle Use Maps Available for the Forest

Our digital maps are available to download as geospatial PDFs for viewing and/or use in any GPS-enabled mobile application, or directly from the Avenza Maps online map store. For the best user experience, use our MVUMs within a GPS-enabled mobile app such as Avenza Maps. (USDA Forest Service maintains a partnership with Avenza Systems, Inc., to offer Forest Service maps on the Avenza Maps platform but its usage is not required to download or view these MVUMs.)

Please select from the following titles to learn more about MVUMs.

Over 1,800 miles of roads and trails across the Forest are designated for wheeled motor vehicle travel. Vehicle travel off these designated roads and trails is prohibited.

Seasonal Closure

All dirt roads and trails are closed to motor vehicle use between January 1 and March 31. If roads or trails are wet and susceptible to damage then the Seasonal closure will go into effect early or run longer until they dry. This closure is intended to protect water quality and prevent rutting and damage to these roads and trails. Approximately 600 miles of paved and gravel roads are not affected by the closure. The Rock Creek area near Georgetown has its own seasonal closure policy and procedures.

What Is So Different and Who Does This Affect?

The designated route system includes the following features:

  • Allows use on 1,002 miles of native surface (dirt) roads and 210 miles of trails for public motor vehicles. This includes cars, trucks, campers, RV’s, ATV’s, motorcycles, 4WD’s, etc. In addition, there are 635 miles of surfaced roads suitable for passenger cars. These roads and trails are across the Forest, including in the Crystal Basin area, Silver Fork Road, Mormon Emigrant Trail, Elkins Flat, Gold Note, Rock Creek, and many other areas.
  • Prohibits cross-country travel by cars, trucks, ATV’s, motorcycles, RV’s, etc.
  • Seasonal closure on designated system trails and dirt roads from Jan. 1 through March 31. Seasonal closures may be longer if roads or trails are wet and susceptible to damage.
  • Prohibits wheeled over-the-snow travel on the following: all designated snowmobile routes and cross-country ski trails on the ENF, Mormon Emigrant Trail (10N50/Forest Route 5) from the junction of Silver Fork Road (11N40) southeast to the Iron Mountain SnoPark at Highway 88; Loon Lake Campground Road (13N17); Chipmunk Bluff Road (13N19); and Robbs Peak Road (13N31).
  • Parking outside of developed trailheads and other recreation sites is restricted to turnouts, landings, or within one vehicle length of the road or trail.