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Updated Map Available For Motorized Travel On SFNF

on April 1, 2016 - 8:35am
SFNF News:
SANTA FE  Updated Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUMs) for the 1.6 million-acre Santa Fe National Forest will be released today. The MVUMs show all Forest roads and trails open to motor vehicle travel.
All national forests are required to designate a system of roads, trails and areas open to motor vehicle use by class of vehicle and, when necessary, by time of year. Public motor vehicle traffic is prohibited on all routes not shown on the MVUM. Visitors to the forest are reminded that it is their responsibility to determine if they are on routes designated for motorized traffic. In addition to highway-legal vehicles like cars and motorcycles, motorized use also includes ATVs and four-wheelers. 
Separate MVUMs for the east, northwest and southwest portions of the Santa Fe National Forest are free and available at Forest Headquarters in Santa Fe and all District Offices.
For additional reference, the MVUMs may be used in conjunction with the Forest Visitor Map which provides information on recreational uses, trails, roads, streams, lakes, visitor centers, facilities, campgrounds and picnic areas. 
The 2015 Forest Visitor Map for the Santa Fe National Forest is easier to read and shows more detail than the earlier versions and includes updates to roads, trails and land ownership. The Forest Visitor Map sells for $10 at all Forest offices and is also available for sale at select retailers.
Digital versions of both the MVUMs and the Forest Visitor Map are available through Avenza for use with smartphones. The MVUM is free, and the Forest Visitor Map app is $4.99. Additional travel aids and maps are available on the Santa Fe National Forest website.