The White River National Forest is located in the northwestern center area of Colorado.
Where is this Forest?


Maps & Publications



The Forest Visitor Maps and topographic maps listed below are very useful for showing trails, roads, streams, lakes, recreation sites, major points of interest, and more. They are not updated every year, however, and are not the legal source of information on which roads and trails are open or what types of vehicles they are open to. For this information, the yearly Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) are the legal record of what motorized recreational opportunties are available on Forest Service lands. 


Online Maps and Data

White River National Forest Visitor Map
 - Western Portion

White River National Forest Visitor Map
 - Eastern Portion

National Interactive Visitor Map - White River National Forest

Graphic: Select image to view map of western half of forest. Graphic: Select image to view map of Eatern half of forest. National map thumbnail

Map is 2013 version.

(roughly Dotsero west to Rifle, CO)

Map is 2013 version.

(roughly Dotsero east to Dillon/Frisco, CO)

Interactive map displays all national forest and grasslands 
recreation sites.

Maps for Mobile Devices, Avenza

Motor Vehicle Use Maps 

Geospatial Data    

Graphic: Maps for mobile devices Motor Vehicle Use Maps Graphic: Geospatial data image

Search for forest maps on Avenza & download using the PDF-maps app.


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

*Maps available by district and  season.

Digital data is available on our Geospatial Data web page.


Maps and Publications

picture of different usfs maps


picture of trails illustrated maps


National Forest Store: Nationwide selection of forest, ranger district, Wilderness & specialty maps.  

US Geological Survey: The national source to find, order, or download topographic maps, including quadrangles or “quads.”  The most popular USGS maps are known as "7.5-minute" maps. These maps have a 1:24,000 scale allowing for great detail.

Trails Illustrated:These maps are based on USGS information, modified and regularly revised by National Geographic Maps in cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and local agencies. Trails Illustrated maps are available for every state in the Rocky Mountain Region, with the exception of Kansas. Trails Illustrated maps are available online from the USGS Map Store and the Trails Illustrated Web site.



Many publications are available from the White River National Forest and other sources.


  • Secure On-Line Map Ordering Available OffSite Link
    • Order Maps by Phone
      (credit card required)
    • Order Maps by Mail
      USDA Forest Service
      National Forest Store
      P.O. Box 7669
      Missoula, MT 59807
    • Order Maps by Fax