Non-Motorized Winter Recreation
Certain parts of the Cache National Forests and Wilderness Areas are designated as "Non-Motorized" to promote the quiet enjoyment of the outdoors and protect wildlife during winter.
The map to the right is a rendition of the official National Forest winter recreation maps. Red areas are designed non-motorized. Blue lines are permissible motorized routes next to or through non-motorized areas.
You can download and print the official USFS maps here:
1. Cache National Forest Winter Recreation Map
2. Tony Grove / Franklin Basin Winter Recreation Map (close-up)
The map only includes national forest lands, not other potential closures such as private property, state lands, WMAs, etc.
NU is partnering with the USFS Logan Ranger district office to collect information about motorized incidents in non-motorized areas within our national forest lands. Collecting this information and mapping the data can identify locations to deploy better signage or for rangers to monitor in person.
If you see or find evidence of a motorized vehicle in the non-motorized areas, use the form below to document the incident. Include as much information as you can provide, including details with identifying features such as trailhead signs, boundary markers, or recognizable landmarks. Don’t assume that other users will report the violation.
For more advanced users, NU is partnering with the Colorado Mountain Club and the Winter Wildlands Alliance to use the CMC's Recreation Impact Monitoring System app for reporting winter non-motorized violations*. The data feeds into a national database that is then shared with local land managers like the USFS Logan Ranger district office and NU. Mapping the data can identify locations to deploy better signage or for rangers to monitor in person.
Getting Started: Download the app for iPhone or Android
Any information collected with the form will be shared with CMC/WWA for inclusion into annual RIMS reports that are used nationally.
* The app can also be used to report a variety of other public land monitoring needs such as trail erosion or downed trees, overflowing parking lots, sign or facility maintenance requests, illegal trails or switchback cutting, etc.
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