A rider on a yellow snowmobile enjoys a sunny day on the winter trail.  Spruce forests surround the hillsides.

Alaska Travel and Transportation

The BLM manages approximately 70 million acres of public lands in Alaska.  Most of these lands are remote, with little or no road access. However, there are multiple opportunities for off-highway vehicle (OHV) use.

Travel and transportation are an integral part of virtually every activity that occurs on public lands. The BLM conducts comprehensive travel and transportation planning to determine why and how to manage roads, trail systems and associated areas on public land to best meet transportation needs. All forms of transportation including foot, horseback and other pack-animal use, mechanized vehicles such as bikes, and motorized vehicle use, are addressed through creation of comprehensive travel and transportation management plans.

The BLM addresses comprehensive travel and transportation management through a land use planning process that produces regional Resource Management Plans (RMP). Land use planning involves public participation and input to identify existing and proposed access needs. Public lands may be open, limited or closed to motorized vehicles to best protect the land's important resources.

  • Open: All vehicle use is unrestricted at all times, anywhere in the area.
  • Limited: Vehicle use is restricted in certain areas, at certain times, or to certain types of vehicles.
  • Closed: All vehicle use is prohibited.

The OHV area designations apply to all recreational use of motorized vehicles within the planning area. Other types of access across BLM-managed lands, such as rights-of-way and commercial use, may be authorized.

The BLM recognizes the importance of access and travel across public lands.  As Travel Management Plan decisions are implemented, the BLM will identify areas and routes for motorized and non-motorized uses, develop travel information and trail maps, and continue to move towards a sustainable transportation system. Alaska Public Lands Information Centers, BLM public rooms, and local BLM offices can help identify land ownership and who to contact for more information on allowable motorized vehicle activities on your public lands.


Alaska Office Boundary Map

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Map of Alaska with boundaries for the BLM's Anchorage, Arctic, and Fairbanks Districts.



Draft Plans

None for review at this time.


Final Plans

Anchorage District Office

Anchorage Field Office

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Glennallen Field Office

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Arctic District Office

National Petroleum Reserve in Alaska

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Fairbanks District Office

Central Yukon Field Office

Central Yukon Resource Management Plan is currently in progress

Eastern Interior Field Office

Draanjik Travel Managment Plan (Appendix E)

     Map - Draanjik Area (Map 8)


Interim Fortymile Travel Management (Section 2.2.20)

     Map - Fortymile Interim Travel Management (Map 6)


Steese Travel Management Plan

     Map - Steese Area - Summer

     Map - Steese Area - Winter


White Mountains Travel Management Plan

     Map - White Mountains - Summer

     Map - White Mountains - Nome Creek Area - Summer

     Map - White Mountains - Winter


Interactive Travel Management Map




Point of Contact

BLM Alaska Program Lead
Zach Million

(907) 271-3386

Alaska Travel Tips

Always wear the proper safety equipment and a helmet when operating an OHV.

Share the trails with other users.

Respect private property by staying on the trail and not trespassing.

Stay on the trail to reduce damage to the resources, reduce the spread of invasive weeds, and protect permafrost soils.

Tell someone where you’re going and when to expect your return.

Plan for the unexpected and bring a tool kit, first-aid kit, GPS, food and water, and gear to spend the night if needed.

Know how to Tread Lightly and practice Leave No Trace when enjoying your public lands.