I’m very fortunate to have visited many amazing places in the U.S. and around the world. Alaska and Hawaii are two of my favorites, but, unfortunately, too expensive and remote to return to frequently.
There is, however, one very special place I consistently return to: southern Utah. The area is mostly public land with great roads, little traffic, and an abundance of natural beauty. It’s also home to some of the best national parks and monuments in the country.
A few tips:
The ride is great in May, before it gets too hot or cold. But even then, snow in the higher elevations is a possibility. Temperatures vary greatly, so I pack my electric liner and gloves for the cooler temps. You will want to carry water because getting dehydrated is a real possibility in this arid climate. Since this area is so remote, cell service is going to be spotty. I carry a satellite-tracking device to get safely through those regions.
The interactive map below will walk you step-by-step through my trip.