Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

Under the 2005 Travel Management Rule, every national forest and grassland is required to publish an MVUM (motor vehicle use map), which is the legal instrument that shows where people are allowed to drive. The MVUM displays National Forest System roads, trails, and areas designated as open to motorized travel by vehicle class (ex. highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles) and seasaon of use.  

If a route is not on the MVUM, it is not open to motorized use.  Signs may or may not be posted; regardless, it is the driver’s responsibility to reference the MVUM to stay on designated motorized routes.

MVUMs will be updated annually, in January, to correct mapping errors or discrepancies and update travel decisions.  If no corrections or updates are needed, the MVUM will be validated for the new  year by the Ranger District with a red stamp that says: "Valid for Year 20__".

MVUMs only show where it is legal to drive and provide limited topographic and other identifying featurs.  Thus, the MVUM is best used in conjunction with a Forest Visitor map or other detailed map.

Additional Information about Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) and Motor Vehicle Travel Maps (MVTMs)

In response to public comments, the Forest Service will provide free Motor Vehicle Travel Maps (MVTMs) for some districts instead of Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs), as they become available. The MVTM contains all the information shown on the MVUM, plus additional data that makes it more user-friendly. Because of the strict nationwide requirements to limit what data is shown on an official MVUM, a companion MVTM is being produced for public use that will provide certain navigational and reference information needed when recreating on the national forest.

The MVUM will be published on this website and will be available for downloading in a digital georeferenced .pdf format and will be available for viewing at the district offices. The MVTM will also be available on this website in a digital georeferenced .pdf format, and it will also be available in hardcopy form. The MVTM is free to the public and will be available at the ranger district offices and at the Supervisor’s Office.  Georeferenced .tiff versions of MVUMs and/or MVTMs are provided for uploading to Garmin or other GPS units.  All of the maps shown below are mobile-friendly (Geo-referenced).  The PDF maps can be downloaded to your mobile device and saved into the free Avenza app.  The TIFF maps can be downloaded to your GPS device.

Downloadable Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs):

National Grasslands:

    Cimarron National Grassland 2019 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (printed MVUMs now available)

     Comanche National Grassland 2019 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (printed MVUMs now available)

San Isabel National Forest: 

    Leadville Ranger District 2019 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

    Salida Ranger District 2017 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

    San Carlos Ranger District 2017 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

Pike National Forest:

    Pikes Peak Ranger District 2018 MVUM:  Still valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

    South Park Ranger District 2019 MVUM: Still valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

     South Platte Ranger District 2020 MVUM: Valid for 2020 (See MVTM for printed map availability)

Downloadable Motor Vehicle Travel Maps (MVTM):

San Isabel National Forest: 

    Leadville Ranger District 2019 MVTM:  Still valid for 2020 (printed MVTMs now available)

    San Carlos Ranger District 2017 MVTM: Still valid for 2020 (printed MVTMs now available)

    Salida Ranger District 2018 MVTM: Still valid for 2020 (printed MVTMs now available)

Pike National Forest:

    Pikes Peak Ranger District 2018 MVTM:  Still valid for 2020 (printed MVTMs now available)

    South Park Ranger District 2019 MVTM:  Still valid for 2020 (printed MVTMs now available)

    South Platte Ranger District 2020 MVTM: Valid for 2020  (printed MVTMs to be available May, 2020)

PSICC MVUM Route Shape Files: (Zip Files) (Required to fulfill PSI MVUM Settlement stipulations):

Baseline MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (November, 2015):

MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (January, 2016):    The following SHP files contain spatial data for all PSICC MVUM roads and trails, current as of January 14, 2016.

MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (Jan., 2017): The following SHP files contain spatial data for all PSICC MVUM roads and trails, current as of January 30, 2017.

MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (January, 2018): The following SHP files contain spatial data for all PSICC MVUM roads and trails, current as of January 24, 2018.

MVUM Roads and Trails Spatial Data (January, 2019): The following shape  files contain spatial data for all PSICC MVUM roads and trails, current as of January 30, 2019.





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