Maps & Publications

 

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Intermountain Region Forest Visitor Maps 

The most popular maps for  visitors to the Ashley, Boise, Bridger-Teton, Caribou-Targhee, Dixie, Fishlake, Humboldt-Toiyabe, Manti-LaSal, Payette, Salmon-Challis, Sawtooth and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests in the Intermountain Region.

 

 

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Interactive Visitor Map

There are a lot of recreation sites, trails and roads available on the map. Information is being collected and updated to this map on a continual basis. Use this map to help plan your adventures.

This map may not show road, campground or fire area closures.  That information is located on the Alerts and Notices page.

 

 

Map of US showing Forest Boundaries

 

All Forest Visitor Maps

Visitor Maps for each national forest and grassland provide forest-wide information on attractions, facilities, services, and opportunities. These maps are available to purchase from individual forests and many retail outlets. The most comprehensive source for maps is the USGS Store.  Forest Visitor Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store. These maps DO NOT show all existing Forest Service roads. For a map that shows the most up to date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining a Motor Vehicle Use Maps. 

A variety of Forest maps and publications are available at the Interagency Visitor Center/BLM Public Room in Boise at 1387 South Vinnell Way 83709.  The Boise NF Ranger District Offices, and several store outlets called (Boise NF Vendors) also carry maps.  See order form for maps and guides under related links or call the Visitor Center if you need more information at: 208-373-3889.  Hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

 

 

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2021 Boise NF - MVUMs

The Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) is the legal document that shows where it is legal to drive a motor vehicle. The MVUM is re-published every year, so, please be sure that you are using the most current version when driving on the National Forest. Please keep motor vehicles on designated routes and areas. If you plan on camping, driving off-highway vehicles, hunting, or exploring the backcountry; please make sure you first get a free Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) to know which roads are open to motor vehicle use. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

If you would like a hard copy of these maps, they are available upon request at any of our forest offices or by calling the Supervisor's Office at 208-373-4100. Boise NF electronic travel aids are available in color and are available for download to Garmin GPS devices. MORE.

 

Links to 2021 MVUM District Maps (pdf documents) 

Lowman RD Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Emmett RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Emmett RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Cascade RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Cascade RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Idaho City RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

Idaho City RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

MT. HM. RD West Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

MT. HM. RD East Side Motor Vehicle Use Map 2021

 

 

Downloading MVUMs with Avenza

(Video instruction for downloading Forest maps with Avenza App)

 

Avenza Map Store

Forest Visitor Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map Store. These maps DO NOT show all existing Forest Service roads. For a map that shows the most up to date road and motorized trail information see the information on obtaining  Motor Vehicle Use Maps.

The Avenza PDF Maps Application is free of charge and available for most Apple, Android and Windows Phone Operating System products. The application can be downloaded directly to mobile devices through the iTunes store.  A beta version of the app for Android devices is also available at the Avenza website.  The maps are geo-referenced and will work in conjunction with the GPS-enabled iPhone Operating System devices (iPhone 3GS and higher/ iPads with 3G/LTE). 

 

Boise National Forest Maps

Use Avenza App. - Get the Boise National Forest Northern Map

Use Avenza App. - Get the Boise National Forest Southern Map

 

 

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QR Codes

(Scan the QR codes with your phone to locate maps)

Download the Boise NF 2021 Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)s QR codes using app on your phone

Download 2021 BLM Idaho Recreation Maps QR codes for all of Idaho 

 

 

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Wilderness Maps

National Forest Wilderness Maps are topographic maps, which show natural features, such as mountains, valleys, plains, lakes, rivers, and vegetation. This is done through contour lines depicting elevation gain or loss. This way you will have a sense about how steep that mountain is that you'll be climbing this weekend! Each map covers all or part of one wilderness area and the scale is generally 1 inch per mile (1:63,360). "Wilderness Maps" for many wilderness areas are available to purchase from individual forests. Region 4 Wilderness Maps are also available on mobile technology through the Avenza Map StoreHere is a great web site to get free topo maps.  Check out USDA FS Geo data Clearinghouse!

The most comprehensive source of maps and Interagency passes for purchase is the USGS Store

 

 

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Trail Maps

The Intermountain Region offers several types of trail maps, many specific to recreational activities such as cross-country skiing, backpacking and snowmobiling. However, availability varies by Forest. Please contact your local Forest Service Office or area of interest for additional information.

 

District Trail Maps

(Some conditions and closures may have changed due to closures and wildfires)  Check Alerts and Notices page.

Cascade Ranger District Trail Map

Mountain Home Ranger District Trail Map

Idaho City Ranger District Trail Map

Lowman Ranger District Trail Map

Emmett Ranger District Trail Map

Boise NF Winter Travel Map - (no longer in print)

 

 

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Interactive Story Maps

Boise National Forest - Story Map - Pioneer Fire Recovery and Restoration

Includes summary of the 2016 Pioneer Fire, initial activities and planned future actions. (Best viewed in Chrome or Firefox browsers).

Intermountain Region of the U.S. Forest Service Web Map Application Gallery

Use ArcGIS Online to share maps, data, and applications for use by other federal agencies, partners and the public. Great stories using maps from around the region.

 

 

Features

USGS Topographic Quad Map Coverage of the Forest

Transportation Base Map Index

 

The Forest Transportation Atlas includes maps that may not show travel restrictions and not all roads or trails are open to motorized travel.

  

They should not be used to make motorized travel decisions, as they are not the official motorized travel designation maps (see MVUM).

Spotlights

Brochures and Guides

2017 Revised - Boise NF Visitor Guide

Printable Brochures and Guides




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