Roads and trails open to motorized use will be signed as open or be shown as open on the U.S. Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM). These maps are available at each Ranger District Office.
Please follow these road and trail etiquette tips:
• Stay off of muddy or wet roads. Driving on these roads can create ruts and destroy roads. Repairing the damage can be expensive.
• Avoid wildlife and driving over young trees, shrubs and grasses.
• Stay out of meadows, steep hills, stream banks and lake shores. They are easily scarred by spinning wheels. “Mud bogging” causes severe damage to sensitive wetland environments.
• Resist the urge to blaze a new road or trail or to cut across switchbacks.
• Be courteous when you meet others. Pull to the side and yield to horseback riders and hikers. Shut off the engine when you are near horses.
• Obey gate closures and regulatory signs and stay out of designated Wilderness areas.
• Respect the rights of private land owners. Always obtain permission to travel across private land.
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