Maps & Publications

Get ready for your visit to the Rio Grande National Forest by checking out our detailed maps, brochures, and information guides. You can even "see" what we are like before your visit—find photos of our forest on the visitor map and in some brochures. 

Visitor maps and publications are available at forest offices.

Screenshot of a piece of a forest map available online.

Mobile Friendly Maps

Download forest maps to your mobile device via the Avenza app.

Photo: Black-tailed prairie dog in burrow opening.


Motor Vehicle Use Maps show national forest system roads & trails open to motorized travel. 

Thumbnail graphic: Rio Grande National Forest hardcopy map

Buy Maps Online

US Geological Survey offers a variety of maps, geospatial map applications, and more.

Image of a map with recreation icons.

National Map Tool

View the National Interactive Visitor Map to locate recreation sites on Forest Service lands. 
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Free, FS Topo Maps  

Downloadable maps overlay Forest Service assets on US Geological Service topo maps by quadrangle. 
Graphic: Image of multiple digital layers.

GIS Data

Digital data is available at the  USDA Forest Service Geodata Clearinghouse.

Other Maps

  • Rio Grande National Forest Users Guide - Information to help you plan your time here including camping, hiking, wilderness experience, winter sports, points of interest and many other activites that can be enjoyed while visitng our forest.
  • San Juan Mtns. Assoc (SJMA) - maps of SW Colorado  - Whether you want to discover waterfalls or you want to see wildlife in their natural environment, SJMA can help you responsibly explore our most beautiful and unique places.