Maps and Publications

The Forest Service Interactive Visitor Map is live!  Click here to explore.....

Looking to buy a paper or digital map?  This interactive map will get you started!  Learn more and find your map here -->Map Finder

The Forest Service has a wide variety of publications available to the public. It is best to contact the ranger district or area of interest to determine what will be most appropriate for your needs.

  • The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides the Forest Visitor Atlas as a free download.
  • The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides fuelwood maps free of charge:
  • The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides oversnow use maps free of charge:

The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides a Williams Creek Summit Cross-Country Ski Trails Map, and Bighorn Crags Area, free of charge. 

The Salmon-Challis National Forest provides motor vehicle use maps free of charge.  There are five maps total:

Challis/Yankee Fork Ranger District

Leadore Ranger District

Lost River Ranger District

Middle Fork Ranger District

Salmon-Cobalt/North Fork Rnger Districts (back to back on one)

Link to the maps here: MVUMS, contact the Salmon-Challis National Forest by phone, (208)-756-5100, email, or hard copy mail to request Motor Vehicle Use Maps. 

Salmon-Challis National Forest
1206 S. Challis St.
Salmon, ID 83467

Google Earth files of MVUM routes

Google Earth file of Middle Fork River Camps

Link to PDF Maps Mobile App (Avenza Systems, Inc.)

Avenza Instructions

Goespatial Data Discovery - The U.S. Forest Service has configured this open data site to help our partners and the public discover geospatial data published by the Agency.  Use it together with your data to create maps, apps, and other information products.

Purchase maps: Stop by and get you maps today!  Visitor maps for the Salmon-Challis National Forest provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities.  You can get these maps at any of our local Ranger District Offices or in Salmon at the Public Lands Center.  Forest visitor maps can also be purchased online at the USGS or on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store.  These maps DO NOT show all exhisting Forest Service Roads; for a map that shows up to date road and motorized trail information, see the information on MVUMs here. 

Ordering Maps

To purchase directly from the Forest, you can call or mail us your order with payment.  Payment can be via a personal check or money order to "USDA-FS" for the appropriate amount; or you can use your credit card. 

Send checks and your order information to:

Salmon-Challis National Forest
1206 S. Challis St.
Salmon, ID 83467

Call the front office at (208) 756-5100 for credit card sales.

Maps available from the Salmon-Challis National Forest

  • Salmon National Forest Visitor Map -- $14.00 
  • Challis National Forest Visitor Map -- $14.00
  • Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness - south half -- $14.00
  • Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness - north half -- $14.00
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon - Wild & Scenic River -- $14.00
  • Middle Fork of the Salmon - Geology -- $14.00
  • The Salmon -- Wild & Scenic River -- $14.00

A variety of other Forest Service Maps are available for purchase on-line through USGS on-line store.

There are two maps needed to cover the Salmon-Challis National Forest; one for the Salmon Forest and one for the Challis Forest.

There are two maps for the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness; a North half and a South half (both from 1984).

There are two Wild & Scenic rivers on the Salmon-Challis and each has its own river map and guide; "The Salmon - A Wild and Scenic River" and the "Middle Fork of the Salmon River - A Wild and Scenic River".  There is also a geology map available for the Middle Fork of the Salmon River (1995).

Interactive Travel Map

Find roads, trails, and areas designated for motor vehicle use

The interactive travel map shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands that are designated for motor vehicle use. The map is searchable by vehicle class, time of year, route number, and travel mode. You can zoom into an area on a national forest or grassland, see the roads and trails in that area, and find out which ones are open to motor vehicles, and when. You can see rivers, lakes, mountain peaks, campgrounds, and topographic lines. Land ownership is shown by color. You can also print a map of the area you wish to visit.

The interactive travel map is a work in progress. We are starting with a relatively small number of national forests and grasslands participating, but we hope the number will grow quickly. Participating areas show up in dark green; you will need to zoom in to see the roads and trails.

Do you have comments or suggestions to help improve the map? Please click on the envelope icon in the upper right hand corner of the Interactive Travel Map application to send your ideas to the Forest Service.

Open Interactive Travel Map