TAOS, N.M.—Cross-country motor vehicle travel on more than 157 square miles of northern New Mexico's Camino Real Ranger District will be off-limits under a new travel management plan.

Carson National Forest Supervisor Buck Sanchez recently signed off on the plan.

More than 100 letters, emails and documents related to the public roads and trail systems that cross parts of the ranger district were considered as forest officials developed the plan.

They say effects on natural and cultural resources, public safety and recreational opportunities were also analyzed.

The forest plans to publish a map later this year that will indicate the roads open to motor vehicle use and the corridors open to dispersed camping and big game retrieval.

The map will be updated annually.