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Utah Splendor: Native American history and geologic revelations.


Story and photos by Tom Culbertson
April 15, 2015

Riding in Utah is always a treat. You are served a wide variety of motorcycle roads, a cornucopia of awesome and incredibly beautiful parks and endless exotic landscapes. As you might conclude, Utah is one of my favorite rides. This time I’m riding the southern third, west to east. Taking a photo/rest... Read more »

Salt Lake to Sin City: Five National Parks and a Highway Through the Sky

Arches National Park

Greg Stone
October 3, 2014

The Grand View Point at Canyonlands National Park opens to a breathtaking panorama of the White Rim Plateau and the maze of canyons carved by the Colorado and Green rivers. If you want to travel from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Las Vegas, Nevada, by the shortest possible route, the 425 miles of Interstate... Read more »

High Adventure in Colorado and Utah


Steve Larsen
February 1, 2012

[This High Adventure in Colorado and Utah was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] Few regions in the United States have more low-traffic miles of wonderful twisty roads and stunning natural beauty than western Colorado and southern Utah. The goal this time is to link great... Read more »

Scenic Utah Motorcycle Touring: Three backroad byways, One Harley

Rider Contributor
March 29, 2010

[This Scenic Utah Motorcycle Touring article was originally published in the April 2010 issue of American Rider] I rather like Green River, a town in central Utah…for about 10 hours max. It is roughly 100 miles from anywhere else, and has became an extended rest stop for travelers on I-70. And... Read more »

Firstgear Motorcycle Ride in Utah and Colorado

Rain in Crested Butte allowed us to test the water resistance of our gear and chase rainbows.

Greg Drevenstedt
April 9, 2009

(This “Favorite Ride” was originally published in the April 2009 issue of Rider Magazine.” As a 15-year-old mountain biker living in Georgia, I dreamed of riding in two places: The slickrock trails of Moab, Utah, and the Rocky Mountain trails near Crested Butte, Colorado. Since those... Read more »

Utah Motorcycle Rides: Touring Torrey

Bikes at an overlook with the Henry Mountains in the distance.

Janet Borg
January 12, 2009

story and photography by Janet Borg [Utah Motorcycle Rides: Touring Torrey was originally published as a Favorite Ride in the February 2009 issue of Rider magazine] The late September timing means peak fall foliage, low tourist traffic, and cool daytime temperatures. I grinned, picturing three days of... Read more »

On the Road: Riding The Four Corners

On the road to Ouray, Colorado.

J. Joshua Placa
October 15, 2008

story and photos by J. Joshua Placa In the Great Basin of the ancient Southwest, nothing is as it seems. Infinite expanses of petrified sand and rusted rock, cacti and eternal sky spread out before you, seducing the unwary traveler with the matchless excitement and wonder of an undiscovered frontier.... Read more »

Riding the Desert in Utah

Here I am inside Monument Valley Tribal Park.

Kenneth W. Dahse
February 11, 2003

For those born and bred in the lush, green areas that represent much of the United States, riding into the arid regions of northern Arizona and southern Utah can be quite a shock to the senses. This is especially true during the summer months, when the sun beats down from the blue sky with the intensity... Read more »