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: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/santafe/home
Hard copies of the maps are available at the following local forest offices:
Santa Fe National Forest Service
11 Forest Lane
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508
Cuba Ranger District
04B County Road 11
Cuba, NM 87013
Espanola Ranger District
1710 North Riverside
Espanola, NM 87533
Jemez Ranger District
051 Woodsy Lane
Jemez Springs, NM 87025