Free maps provided by the National Forest Service. For a list of published MVUMs, click here
MVUM maps are produced by the U.S. Forest Service, and everyone who travels in the backcountry needs to know what they are. These black-and-white maps are free and available at ranger districts and other forest offices. Some maps have already been published and many more are in the pipeline. The maps are intended to be legal documents to assist law enforcement and are not necessarily easy to use. Several maps are often needed to cover an area since roads stop at forest or ranger districts boundaries. The maps identify road usage by vehicle type. If a road is not shown on the map it is considered closed. Presence or absence of signs in the field is no longer relevant. Violations are subject to fines up to $5,000 and/or imprisonment up to 6 months.
FunTreks has made every effort to update trails based on the maps that were issued at the time of this writing. New MVUMs are nearing publication and existing maps are updated every year. It is impractical for any published guidebook to keep up with the changes. Published MVUMs supersede anything in this book. Get a copy of your local MVUM and follow it carefully.
Avenza PDF has a good deal of these maps for free that you can use while in the field. The MVUM maps are however to run the app you will need to pay for a subscription. They offer other maps for purchase.
For a list of published MVUMs, go to: www.fs.fed.us/recreation/programs/ohv/ohv_maps.shtml
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