2012 Motor Vehicle Use Map Available

Alamogordo, NM (March 9, 2012) – Updated Motor Vehicle Use Maps (MVUM) are now available at all Lincoln National Forest offices and in various other locations, such as chambers of commerce and outdoor stores in southern New Mexico.  These maps display roads and trails within the Lincoln National Forest which are open to motorized uses such as highway vehicles, 4 wheel drive, OHV’s and motorcycles. They also display where you may dispersed (or road-side) camp.  There are two maps, one for the Smokey Bear and Sacramento Ranger Districts, the other for the Guadalupe Ranger District.  These maps are free to all.

While updates to the 2012 map are minor, Robert Trujillo, Forest Supervisor adds, “The 2012 version of our MVUM shows the legal motorized travel system for the Lincoln National Forest.  Roads and trails designated on this map are open for use.  If a road or trail is not designated on this map, it is not open for use, even though it may look like a road on the ground.”  Suggestions for future changes to the forest transportation system may be sent to any Lincoln National Forest office for consideration.

Stop by the Smokey Bear Ranger District Office at 901 Mechem Drive, Ruidoso, the Sacramento Ranger District Office at 4 Lost Lodge Road, Cloudcroft, the Guadalupe Ranger District Office at 114 S. Halagueno, Carlsbad, and the Supervisor’s Office, 3463 Las Palomas Road, Alamogordo, NM, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and pick up a copy of the FREE Motor Vehicle Use Maps.  The 2012 map is also available on our website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln, under Maps & Publications.

District Customer Service Representatives will provide you copies and help you to identify recreation areas or answer any questions. Smokey Bear memorabilia items are also available for purchase.

Please review our web site at:  www.fs.usda.gov/lincoln for the latest Lincoln National Forest Travel Management or forest information.