Forest Announces Release of New Motor Vehicle Use Map

SFNF News:

SANTA FE – Effective Monday, April 15, the Santa Fe National Forest will release the Motor Vehicle Use Map that shows the public where it is legal to drive motorized vehicles on the forest.

The map is a result of work that began over six years ago in response to National Guidelines known as the 2005 Travel Management Rule, requiring all national forests in the country to evaluate their motorized system of roads and trails.

“After years of extensive analysis and public involvement, the MVUM (Motor Vehicle Use Map) displays the forest’s designated network of roads and trails for public motor vehicle use, showing the public where they can legally ride,” said Bruce Hill, spokesperson for the Santa Fe National Forest. “The map is free to the public.”

Although other travel aids or more detailed maps may be used in conjunction with the MVUM, it is the MVUM itself which is the reference document for where it is legal to drive a motor vehicle.

The MVUM may be republished annually as system roads open,so it is important that the public has the most current version when driving on the National Forest. Additional information, digital MVUMs and other travel aids are available on the Santa Fe National Forest’s website:

Hard copies of the maps are available at the following local forest offices:

Santa Fe National Forest Service

Supervisor’s Office

11 Forest Lane

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508

Phone 505-4348-5300


Cuba Ranger District

04B County Road 11

Cuba, NM 87013

Phone 575-289-3264


Espanola Ranger District

1710 North Riverside

Espanola, NM 87533

Phone 505-753-7331


Jemez Ranger District

051 Woodsy Lane

Jemez Springs, NM 87025

Phone 575-829-3535

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