Maps & Publications

Graphic of maps and brochures. Get ready for your visit by checking out our detailed maps, brochures, and information guides. The Pike & San Isabel National Forests are shown on two separate maps. Both maps are available at all of our offices. For detailed information contact the individual Ranger District and ask to speak with one of our Visitor Information staff.

National Forest maps vary in price and can be purchased in person at one of the local offices, from sporting goods stores, or online.

National Forest Store:  Offers a full, nationwide selection of National Forest, Ranger District, Wilderness, and Specialty Maps for purchase online or by phone, fax, and mail.

Topographic Maps

Topographic maps provide the greatest level of detail and cover small portions of a National Forest or Grassland. Most of our Ranger District offices sell US Geological Survey Topographic maps through their local nature associations. For more information on detailed USGS maps, contact the individual Ranger District office that covers the area that you are interested in visiting. Most sporting goods stores also offer topographic maps for sale.

US Geological Survey: The national source to find, order, or download topographic maps, including quadrangles or “quads”.

The local USGS office is located in Lakewood, Colorado. Contact: Phone: 1-888-ASK-USGS (1-888-275-8747), Website:

Free Downloadable Maps

Forest Service Topography Maps: These maps overlay Forest Service assets, such as roads, trails, and campgrounds, on USGS's topographic maps. They are available for download by quadrangle.

Geospatial Data Library: Information presented here includes ESRI format shapefiles, images, KML/KMZ format files, and GIS resource links.

Publications, Guidebooks and Handouts

Most of the Ranger District offices on the Forest have a variety of books and publications available through their local Nature Association sales outlets. Recreational information is available through a variety of handouts and maps.

Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM)

The MVUM displays National Forest System (NFS) routes (roads and trails) and areas designated as open to motorized travel. The MVUM also displays allowed uses by vehicle class (ex. highway-legal vehicles, vehicles less than 50 inches wide and motorcycles), seasonal allowances, and provides information on other travel rules and regulations.

These maps are issued annually and available from the local offices free of charge. Contact your local office for a free Motor Vehicle Use Map today.

Download MVUM Maps (PDF)

iPhone and Android Mobile devices: Free for public use, Avenza PDF Maps: Now you can carry digital MVUMs on your mobile device with a PDF Maps App.  Motor Vehicle Use Maps for the Pike and San Isabel National Forests may be downloaded to your mobile device with the free app.  When viewing an MVUM on the app as you travel on the forest, you can pinpoint your location and know precisely where you are.  The app will also allow you to measure distances, plot waypoints, view maps offline and more.

The above link does not imply an endorsement by the U.S. Government of the product offered.  For more information, please see:


PSICC Publications

Publications including Administration, Decision Memos, Decision Notices, Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Statements, TAP Reports, Management, Planning, Roadless, Videos & Photos, and Wildlife


Picket Wire Canyonlands Brochure 2013

2013 Picket Wire Canyonlands Brochure