Travel Management on the GMUG National Forest

 

Each of the three forests, the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison have completed travel management plans and have current Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for travel in the spring, summer and fall.

Please visit Winter Travel on the GMUG for routes/areas open for motorized and non-motorized winter recreation.

Visit the MVUM page for free black and white print ready maps, geo-referenced maps for mobile devices, OHV rules for the GMUG, frequently asked questions and more information. These maps are updated annually. Please check the MVUM web page for the updates.

Map information:

  • Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for each forest are available free at GMUG National Forest offices, retail stores and online at the  National Forest Store or the USGS Map Store .  Geo-referenced MVUMs are also a free download for mobile devices from this website and through Avenza. 
  • National Forest Recreation Maps, have the current Forest Service system roads, trails and recreation facilities identified according to the current travel management decisions along with topographic features. These map provides summer recreation information and are available to purchase ($10) at local Forest Service offices, retail stores and online at the  National Forest Store or the USGS Map Store .
  • Avenza -  Download geo-referenced Forest Recreation Maps ($10) for mobile devices or MVUMs (free). 

Grand Mesa Travel

The Grand Mesa Travel Management Plan was completed in 1994. This plan changed travel management on the Grand Mesa NF from “travel anywhere” to “travel on designated routes only” and identified the routes (roads and trails) open to motorized travel. Some routes were closed to motorized travel as a result of the 1994 Grand Mesa Travel Decision.

Grand Mesa Travel Decision  (2003) amended the Travel Management Plan to include additional routes made available to OHV motorized use. Routes open to motorized vehicles, motorcycles only and to ATV’s are delineated in the current  Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for the Grand Mesa.

The Grand Mesa National Forest Mechanized (Mountain Bike) Travel Restriction Environmental Assessment (July 2010) restricts non-motorized mechanized travel to designated routes on the Grand Mesa. The Grand Mesa National Forest Mechanized Travel Restriction was signed on July 28, 2010 (Decision Notice). 

Uncompahgre Travel

The Uncompahgre Travel Management Plan was completed in 2000. The Uncompahgre National Forest Travel Management EIS and decision maps provide detailed information on the travel management decisions. Maps for this forest are separated into the Plateau Division and the Mountain Division. (Uncompahgre National Forest Travel Plan Documents)

Gunnison Travel

Gunnison Travel Management Plan (2010) a joint Forest Service (FS ) and Bureau of Land Management ( BLM) effort, designated routes open to mechanized and motorized vehicles for summer, spring and fall uses. The plan also designated vehicle class and season of use for various routes. The Record of Decision, the final action on the FEIS and maps for Gunnison National Forest Travel Management was signed June 28, 2010. 

 



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Key Contacts

NEPA Program Managers

Niccole Mortenson
Remote address:Northern Region
26 Fort Missoula Road
Missoula, MT 59807-7669
remote phone: 406-329-3163
email: nmortenson@fs.fed.us

Samantha Staley
Grand Mesa, Uncomaphgre and Gunnison NF
2250 South Main St
Delta, Co 81416
(970) 874-6666
samanthajstaley@fs.fed.us