Motor Vehicle Use Map

The Motor Vehicle Use Map is published annually as 4 double-sided map sheets.  The fronts and backs of these sheets define 8 areas which cover the entire Superior National Forest.  Each sheet has roads and trails coded to show precisely where you can use your particular type of off-highway vehicle (OHV).

Using the index map below, find the area in which you'll be riding and follow the link to view, print, or download the portion of the Motor Vehicle Use Map which covers that area.

Printed copies of the Motor Vehicle Use Map are available upon request at Superior National Forest offices or at many local businesses.


A smart phone showing an MVUM map.Downloaded copies of the Motor Vehicle Use Map are now geo-referenced for use with smart phone wayfinding apps and some GPS devices!  Use your phone to find out where you are and what use is permitted on the road.

Do not rely on phones or other devices as a primary navigational or use determining tool, always carry a paper copy of the map and a compass, and know how to use them.



Links to Download or View Motor Vehicle Use Map

Motor vehicle use index map

Areas which are printed back to back on the same map sheet have the same color names.  The outline of the area printed on the front of the sheet is the same color as the name.  The outline of the area printed on the back of the sheet is a lighter shade of the same color.

Note: these are large pdf files, up to 3 Mb, and may take time to download.


    Vermilion River Area (front) and Virginia Area (back)

    Border Area (front) and Ely Area (back)

    Toimi Area (front) and Isabella Area (back)

    Upper Trail Area (front) and Grand Marais Area (back)