Motor Vehicle Use Maps
White River National Forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) illustrate motor vehicle route and area designations as defined in our Travel Management Plan so visitors can determine where and when they may travel in a motor vehicle. It is your responsibility to know and follow these designations.
MVUMs are available for download or printing below, or you may pick up free copies at your nearest ranger district office.
Biking is allowed only on designated trails and roads. Off-road/trail travel is prohibited. Roads & trails are closed to bicycles Nov. 23 – May 21 annually.
Summer MVUMs are in effect as of May 21, annually. Summer season ends November 22 - weather dependent. Many roads have slightly different seasonal dates, so please check the MVUM dates for your road. Paper copies of MVUMs are available at district offices, and maps are available for download below.
Print Summer MVUMs (.pdf version):
- 2023 Aspen/Sopris MVUM
- 2023 Dillon MVUM
- 2023 Eagle/Holy Cross MVUM - front (west)
- 2023 Eagle/Holy Cross MVUM - back (east)
- 2023 Flat Tops MVUM - front (Blanco RD, parts of Eagle RD and Rifle RD)
- 2023 Flat Tops MVUM - back (Blanco RD, parts of Eagle RD and Rifle RD)
- 2023 Rifle MVUM
Download Summer MVUMs (.kmz format). The KMZ files are each in a Zip folder. These maps open in Google Earth and many GPS receivers:
- 2023 Aspen/Sopris kmz summer MVUM
- 2023 Dillon kmz summer MVUM
- 2023 Eagle Holy Cross, west kmz summer MVUM
- 2023 Eagle Holy Cross, east kmz summer MVUM
- 2023 Flat Tops kmz summer MVUM
- 2023 Rifle kmz summer MVUM
Print Winter MVUMs (.pdf version):
- 2022 Aspen/Sopris Winter MVUM
- 2022 Dillon Winter MVUM
- 2022 Eagle/Holy Cross Winter MVUM
- 2022 Flat Tops (Blanco RD, with portions of Eagle and Rifle districts) Winter MVUM
- 2022 Rifle Winter MVUM
Download Winter MVUMs (.kmz format). The KMZ files are each in a Zip folder. These maps open in Google Earth and many GPS receivers:
- 2022 Aspen/Sopris kmz winter MVUM
- 2022Dillon kmz winter MVUM
- 2022 Eagle Holy Cross kmz winter MVUM
- 2022 Flat Tops kmz winter MVUM
- 2022 Rifle kmz winter MVUM
Avenza free mobile app allows visitors to download maps, including some forest Motor Vehicle Use Maps onto their mobile device. Visit https://www.avenzamaps.com/vendor/309/us-forest-service-r2-rocky-mountain-region to look for maps.
Full-size MVUMs (34” x 44”) cannot be printed on conventional home printers, but they can be printed on a large plotter. Many local engineering and survey businesses or printers can print the map for a nominal fee.
Only a portion of the MVUM can be printed on 8.5” x 11” paper. Using Adobe Reader, select the “Print current view” function to print the view on your screen. It is recommended that the legend box, as well as applicable special designations, be printed to aid in interpretation of the MVUM.
Where can I get a MVUM?
Maps are posted above for viewing and printing. Paper copies of the White River NF MVUMs are available free of charge (in person or by mail) from Forest Service offices. Please contact the ranger district office in the area you plan to visit to get current road and trail condition information.
What does a MVUM show me?
- The map displays all National Forest System roads, trails, and designated areas that are designated for public motor vehicle use.
- Motor vehicles include, but are not limited to, motorcycles, ATVs, and full-size 4-wheel drive vehicles.
- Designation details include vehicle class, time of year, and any motorized access for the purpose of dispersed camping (camping in locations other than campgrounds).
- The MVUM also shows roads where only highway-legal vehicles are allowed because of user safety considerations.
- Motor vehicle access may occur on routes (roads and trails) not shown on the MVUM for the purpose of limited administrative access by Forest Service personnel; for fire and law enforcement for emergency purposes; and as authorized by a written special use permit or contract from the Forest Service.
Does the MVUM also show mechanized and non-motorized trails and over-snow vehicle uses?
No. A visitor use map or recreation opportunity map provides information about motor vehicle routes as well as non-motorized routes, including mechanized trails, hiking, and horse trails. Over-snow vehicle use is exempted from designations on the MVUM. These maps are available for purchase at Forest Service offices.
What do you mean by a season allowance?
Some routes or areas may be open only during certain times of the year for various reasons, such as to reduce wildlife disturbance, protect users from unsafe or impassable conditions, and to reduce impacts to other natural resources.
Are there road and trail route marker signs on the ground?
Routes designated for motor vehicle use may not always be marked or signed. In some cases, a route marker may exist at the entrance of the route with symbols indicating which classes of vehicle are allowed. Routes designated for motor vehicle use will be identified on the MVUM. It is the responsibility of the user to determine if they are on a route designated for the motor vehicle being used.