Summer Travel

May 21- November 22

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) show forest routes that are designated as open or restricted to different types of motor vehicles, seasonal designations, and access to dispersed camping.

Find MVUMs

Mountain Biking

Reduce Recreation Impacts

Responsible use is key to the success of travel management and a sustainable recreation system.

  • Stay on designated roads, trails, and areas as identified on the motor vehicle use map.
  • Be respectful of other road and trail users.
  • Respect property boundaries and know what uses are allowed if you enter non-Forest Service property.
  • Do not widen trails by going around obstacles and do not create shortcuts.
  • Avoid wet, muddy trails.
  • Cross streams only at designated fords.

Summer Safety

Planning your visit in advance will help ensure you have a great time.

  • Let someone know before you go. Tell a friend or family member where you are going and when you expect to return.
  • Cell phones rarely work within the forest. 
  • Check the forecast before departing and bring equipment for changing conditions (rain gear, warm layers).
  • Keep an eye on the sky. Weather can change rapidly at high altitudes. Be at or near treeline before afternoon thunderstorms roll in.
  • Some routes are open to mixed uses. Be respectful of other forest visitors and anticipate encountering others. Blind corners and dense vegetation can hide oncoming traffic.