Utah Motorcycle Roads and Trips

Incredible motorcycle roads can be found in each of the three scenery regions of Utah (UT): the Rocky Mountain region, the Great Basin, and the Colorado Plateau. The Rocky Mountain region is found mostly in northern and northeastern Utah. The Great Basin is found in the western third of the state and features arid sparsely populated areas with small mountain ranges and rugged terrain. The Colorado Plateau is found in the eastern and southern two-thirds of Utah. In this area motorcycle rides will wind through buttes, mesas, and deep river canyons. Roadside-amenities in some of these areas can be sparse so make sure you have a plan for where to get gas, eat, and stay the night.




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October 4, 2013
This is a mountain route starting at Loa (elevation 7,064') with the usual desert brush wherever there is no irrigated ranchland. Then...
Most of the route would be good cruiser riding. There are few sharp turns, many scenic turnouts, sparse traffic, good pavement, but...
From Loa (west of Capitol Reef N.M.) head north on Hwy. 72 about 40 miles. Take I-70 eastbound 70 miles to Green...
September 10, 2012
The views of the canyon walls on each side of the road going a couple of hundred feet up are amazing! There...
This road has a few twists and ups and downs for the first 9 miles, then it turns into a lot of...
Travel 27 miles East on UT 12 from Escalante, UT. Burr Trail will be on the right side of 12 Right before...
November 2, 2011
The scenery is great and the pace is leisurely. The Wasatch Mountains are beautiful and the diversity of the ride makes for...
The roads are all paved and in good condition, but since the route involves several different roads, expect everything from quality two-lane...
The route starts in North Ogden and winds through the Wasatch Mountains on secondary roads to Salt Lake City. Paying attention to...
May 24, 2011
Great views of Provo canyon, Sundance ski resort, with optional side trip to cascade springs (nice paved path), past Aspen Grove campground.
Paved but narrow and curvy in parts.
Start in Provo Canyon and take the turn off to Sundance Ski resort, continue past the resort. Optional right turn (10 miles)...
May 24, 2011
Vistas range from red rock canyons to overlooks on the Kabab National Forrest. This is a beautiful trip through the remote yet...
All roads are paved and in good shape. We road in October, and had the roads to ourselves. Road condition will vary...
Begin at Hurricane UT. Travel east on UT-9 to Kanab. Follow the Alt 89 south to Fredonia, then to Jacob Lake. Here...
June 1, 2009
For anyone riding Highway 9 to Zion, this side trip is Southern Utah's best kept secret. It winds out of Virgin, Utah...
Kolob Road winds its way in and out of Zion NP and is quite varied in quality as a result. It's all...
Start your route in Virgin, UT where you will find Kolab Road. Take Kolab Road north as it winds it's way up...
June 1, 2009
Just outside of La Verkin, Highway 9 ascends a fault abduction and drops into a valley surrounded by mesas with Zion Canyon's...
State road 9 is adequately maintained and is open all year. Long straights eventually give way to sweeping curves and mild elevation...
Highway 9 actually picks up at I-15 at the Hurricane exit. But the fun starts at La Verkin. The road ends at...
June 1, 2009
On this ride you'll see Aspen forested hills, red rock canyons, beautiful overlooks of the Flaming Gorge reservoir, with views that make...
This road is a lot of fun with hilly sections including a lot of twists and turns. The road conditions are good...
Route starts on US 191 at Vernal, UT. go North thru Ashley Forest to Hwy. 44 the to Hwy. 530 around Flaming...
August 1, 2008
Route starts in Dinosaur land Utah and follows amazing red stone geological formations with roadside signs indicating which fossils and minerals are...
Road condition is excellent. Everything from steep tight mountain side switch backs to long rolling straits. Can be cold especially at higher...
From Vernal at Hwy. 40 ride North on Hwy. 191 for 35 miles. At the junction of Hwy. 191 and Hwy. 44...
July 1, 2008
Parleys Canyon to Evanston: Mountainous Desert--red rocks and sage brush, with vistas of the mountains; Evanston to Kamas: Mountains and beautiful,...
Flat and fast through Evanston/Hilliard. After Hilliard, mountains with turns/curves ascending to nearly 12,000 feet before slowly dropping back down into farm...
Start in Evanston Wyoming and head South along WY/UT 150 (Mirror Lake Scenic Byway) to Kamas, UT. In Kamas, go left on...
June 1, 2008
From Evanston, WY to Woodruff, UT it is quite flat but lush with the local farmland. From Woodruff to Ogden going over...
Perfect motorcycle roads with lots of twisties. Watch for campers vehicle pulling onto the road though. They can sometimes make muddy or...
Start in Evanston, WY (southwestern corner of Wyoming) and head north on route 89. Once you cross into Utah, the route name...
February 1, 2008
30/40/50 mile vistas! High Desert. Red Rock. Geological riff! Natural Bridges National Monument! Keep a camera hanging from your neck while riding...USE...
Great road. NO TRAFFIC!! Elevation changes. MUST TRAVEL BOTH DIRECTIONS TO APPRECIATE!!!
Start in Southeast Utah near the town of Blanding, UT at the intersection of US Highway 191 and Route 95. Then simply...
July 1, 2007
"We made this trip in late April and May and it is one of the best trips we have
ever made. Fall...
Great two lane roads, little traffic, fantastic climbing and descending turns and switchbacks. Part of SR 261 is hard packed gravel. My...
You can do this route either way from east to west or west to east. We suggest the east to west route...
April 1, 2007
The scenery is gorgeous from the time you leave Heber City - beautiful canyons and evergreen forests as you ride towards Strawberry...
25% tight twisty turns, especially around Wolf Creek Pass, 50% smooth turns and curves, 25% straight or fairly straight. 75% hills and...
Start in Heber City, Utah.

1. Head South on US 40 towards Strawberry Reservoir and Duchesne for 50 miles.

2....
February 1, 2007
Unbelievable views of Red Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. The Staircase is an incredible collection of multicolored...
Plenty of open road with hills, woods and canyons.

Additional input from "hunnerbunner" (Sep 08): A few miles of straights on...
Start in Panguitch, Utah and head south on US-89 and in about 8-10 miles you'll want to take the turn towards Bryce...
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