After taking this tour of the Northwest with WEMT, I would definitely return to the area. I am much more confident about touring on my own now.”
We start in Las Vegas, and spend 8 days riding through Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and Utah. This tour is all hotels and all pavement. We’ll visit the Grand Canyon, ride the Canyonlands of Utah, visit Zion National Park, Bryce National Park, Monument Valley and more. There is a rest day in Moab, UT. Hotels are mid to high range, some chain hotels, some B&Bs and one historic motel. ***ALL MEALS ARE INCLUDED!*** Free shuttle from the Las Vegas Airport and to the bike rental place of your choice if renting a bike. This tour will be self-supported with no chase vehicle. This is the absolute best time of year to ride in this area.
Meet in Las Vegas, Nevada: Welcome Dinner
Tour briefing at base hotel followed by dinner in town.
260 miles – Stay in Seligman, AZ
Today we get our kicks on Route 66. We leave Las Vegas early to beat the heat and head down the two-lane to Oatman, Arizona, where we will stop for lunch, explore the quaint western main street, and of course take pictures of the wild burros which Oatman is famous for. We’ll follow the Oatman Highway to the old Route 66, ending up in Seligman for the night.
300 miles – Stay in Mexican Hat, Utah
Today is a two-state day. In Arizona, we get a close look at the Grand Canyon. In the afternoon we ride across the Navajo Nation on towards Monument Valley.
150 miles – Stay in Cortez, CO
Today we ride some more in the Navajo Nation, then take small roads through the Southwest corner of Utah and enter Colorado, riding through the Canyon of the Ancients National Monument. We sleep in Cortez, Colorado, close to Mesa Verde National Park.
135 miles – Stay in Moab, UT
Today we have two choices: A) Ride West and explore Mesa Verde National Park in the morning, then take the direct route to Moab, arriving at the hotel early in the afternoon. Option B) Allows for more riding. We’ll briefly visit Mesa Verde, then head deeper into Colorado up the Million Dollar Highway and have lunch in Silverton. Then we’ll head back over secondary (paved) roads to Moab, where we stay for two nights.
Rest Day in Moab, UT _or_ Ride 100 miles – stay in Moab, UT
We’ll take a later start today, mid-way through our tour. Our three options are A) rest _or_ B) Visit Arches National Park as well as visit Grand View Point in Canyonlands National Park _or_ C) a visit to the Needles Viewpoint in Canyonlands National Park.
267 miles – Stay in Torrey, UT
Today we’ll skirt the Abajo Mountains on our way to the Natural Bridges National Monument. We’ll ride through the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and stop for the night just on the other side of Capitol Reef National Park in Torrey, UT.
239 miles – Stay in Springdale, UT
Today we ride the incredible Utah Route 12, skirting the Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We’ll lunch at Bryce Canyon Village, then head into the Canyon to take some pictures of the world famous Hoodoos. We’ll continue on Route 12 through Red Canyon, take small roads around Panguitch Lake, and stop in Springdale, UT for the night.
233 miles – Stay in Las Vegas, NV
Our last day of riding, we’ll leave Springdale early and ride through the Pine Valley Mountains in southwest Utah before heading back into Nevada. We’ll visit the Valley of Fire on our way back to Las Vegas, ride the along Lake Mead, and visit the mighty Hoover Dam on our way back to Las Vegas for the night. We’ll host a farewell dinner with our friends, meander along the Las Vegas Strip a bit, maybe see a show, and call it a night.
Breakfast – then Goodbye
One last meal together then we’ll all head home, remembering the friendships made and the magnificent scenery of the American Southwest.
THIS TOUR IS ALL PAVED
| We have created a spectacular tour visiting all the iconic National Parks in the Southwest, and we’re riding great roads between them. Enjoy
cool nights, brisk mornings, and not-too-hot afternoons. The amazing array of National Parks we ride includes – Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Hovenweep National Monument, Mesa Verde National Park, and the Grand Canyon. We even get a taste of Route 66. We’re keeping it small on purpose, limiting the group to a maximum of six motorcycles plus one tour guide. All meals are included, so you can sit back, relax, and let us show you the magnificent, magical Southwest USA.
When: October 4-13, 2019
Where: Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah
Preferred Motorcycle: Any street-legal machine, 2 or 3 wheels (Ride your own motorcycle or rent one in Las Vegas)
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Maximum = 6 motorcycles
ALL INCLUSIVE! Includes:
Does Not Include:
There will be no support vehicle on this trip.
Price= $3,775 double occupancy, +$850 for your own room
**A note on this itinerary: currently there is a road closure in Zion National Park. We reserve the right to choose different routing that will be equally spectacular yet with less road construction.**
Guide = Alisa Clickenger