Day 1 Arizona
Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transported to the Hotel. We will take the bikes in the early afternoon and take a short scenic ride to visit a popular Biker Bar in Cave Creek. Arriving back at the Hotel where our group will enjoy a welcoming meal while we present the details of this trip.
Day 2 Scottsdale AZ - Tombstone AZ - 357 km
Our trip begins from the gorgeous Phoenix metro area of Scottsdale. As we depart the urban area it’ won’t be long before we are riding the desert back-roads surrounded by the American Desert Symbol the Saguaro Cactus. One of our highlight stops of the day is at the Colossal Caves near Tucson. A 45 minute tour showcasing the history, legends and the geology of these caves. Our day ends in the historic western city of Tombstone “the town to tough to die”, home of the OK Corral Gunfight that pitted lawmen Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp and his brothers. A quick visit to Boot hill Cemetery before we leave along with a cool one at Big Nose Kates.
Day 3 Tombstone AZ - Douglas AZ - 80 km
Today we take the morning to enjoy some breakfast and finish visiting the many things to do in Tombstone. Mid-afternoon we will take a leisurely ride to Bisbee AZ a community founded and driven by a booming mining industry that thrived on the area’s resources of copper and precious metals. Today it draws visitors worldwide who appreciate its historic architecture and creative spirit. The evening ends in the border town of Douglas AZ.
Day 4 Douglas AZ - Alpine AZ - 520 km
We head directly north on Hwy 191 formerly known as Hwy 666. It drives us thru Cochise County. We’ll make a stop to visit the Chiricahua National Monument home to the battlegrounds of the Apache Natives lead by the famous Chief Cochise. Afterwards we’ll cross paths with the Coronado Trail ( The Devils Highway). The next 4 hours are spent climbing from an altitude of 2500 ft to 8000 ft, full of wildlife, 1200 hairpin turns, sheer cliffs and impressive views. We will sightsee the world’s largest open pit copper mine and pass by one of the highest peaks in Arizona – Escudilla Mt at 10,800 ft. You can stroke off Coronado Trail from your list of roads to ride.
Day 5 Alpine AZ - Santa Fe NM - 509 km
Today we cross borders into New Mexico, a southwestern US state with diverse terrain. We make a stop at the Duke City Harley Davidson, in Albuquerque, to pick up a souvenir T-shirt. Travelling northeast via the Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway which runs side by side with the Sandia Mountains, heading to the small town of Madrid, home of Maggie’s Diner, which was an important movie set for the film “Wild Hogs”.
Day 6 Santa Fe NM - Durango CO - 438 km
More beautiful roads with unique scenery at every turn. Passing through the impressive town of Pagasso Springs CO where the San Juan River separates the town and natural Hot Springs. The San Juan Mountains set the stage as we travel on to our destination for the next couple days in Durango CO.
Day 7 Durango CO
Today we visit! We take Durango Steam Train ride to Silverton CO. A four hours train ride to Silverton with a bus ride back to Durango and enough time left to experience what this Western Town has to offer.
Day 8 Durango CO - Cortez CO 304 km
After a goodnight rest, we start up at 8:00 am as we head to higher elevation. The Million Dollar Highway is perhaps one of the most breathtaking journeys you can make on a motorcycle. It offers amazing views of the San Juan Mountain Range and the unique gorge reaching elevations of 11,000 ft at the Summit of Red Mountain Pass. We will make a stop in Ouray which is considered by many to be the Switzerland of the USA and Telluride a famous ski resort town will leave you in awe. We finish the day in Cortez CO.
Day 9 Cortez CO - Blanding UT 409 km
We start the day with a trip out to Mesa Verde National Park. It has a very well preserves ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings and the Cliff Palace structure are thought to be the largest in North America. Our next stop consists in the Four Corner Monument which is the only place in the USA that is shared by 4 US States. It represents the quadric point where the states of AZ/CO/UT and NM meet. Just to spice this tour a little bit more, our next attraction is “Monument Valley”, a red sand desert region known for the towering sandstone buttes. The park is a film location for western movies and is one of the most photographed points on earth. We spend the night is in Blanding UT.
Day 10 Blanding UT - Green River UT - 400 km
Travelling north we enter Moab UT the Gateway, two massive red rock formations in Arches National Park. Today we visit two of Utah’s 5 mighty. Arches and Canyonlands National Park receive over one million visitors each year. The many sights give you each a different view of the amazing vistas. Two more National Parks to cross off your must do list.
Day 11 Green River UT - Bryce Canyon City UT - 336 km
On our schedule today are two more National Parks. Bryce Canyon and Capital Reef National will leave you begging for more. The deep golden canyons at Bryce and the hieroglyphics on the stone walls in Capital Reef are well preserved. This way, it allows us to view them in their original state.
Day 12 Bryce Canyon City UT - Kanab UT - 342 km
A low mileage day today with lots of sightseeing. As we leave Bryce Canyon behind we pass through Red Canyon. The amazing color of the rock walls will astonish you once again. A shallow valley in the west side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau surrounded by orange red limestone. This takes us to Zion National Park the last of Utah’s Mighty Five. Our day ends in Kanab UT, where we will stay overnight.
Day 13 Kanab UT - Flagstaff AZ 450 km
We have saved the best for last, the grand finale, The Grand Canyon National Park. Our seventh and last National Park. If you have only viewed this camera by photos it does not do just. The Colorado River is responsible for this carved out, steep sided canyon. It is 227 miles long, up to 18 miles wide and reaches a depth of over one mile.
Day 14 Flagstaff AZ to Scottsdale AZ - 341 km
The last branch of this tour travels down the scenic byway 89 taking us through Sedona, famous for its red rock buttes, steep canyon walls and pine forests. The formations appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by sunlight. The road twists and turns south taking us through intriguing desert communities. Jerome is uniquely built on the slopes of Cleopatra Hill. A mining town that was once the fifth biggest in Arizona, yet now is reduced to an almost ghost town. Our trip winds through Pepples Valley through western town of Wickenburg and then back to our starting location Scottsdale, AZ.
|Start Location: Scottsdale|
|End Location: Scottsdale|
|Duration: 15 days|
|Total Distance: 5080 km|
|Tour Type: Guided Tours|
|Tour Difficulty: Intermediate|
Let Sheldon and Noreen share with you there over 30 years of Motorcycle Touring experience in their home Country of Canada. They will insure you enjoy an experience of a lifetime. Taking home many memories and lifetime friendships. There warm personable approach is unlimited, and their broad knowledge of the region is impressive. They will WOW you!
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