About of the trip:
Duration: 7 days of riding
Total Distance: 1,200 miles
Pavement: 40% – Gravel: 40% – Sand, Rocks: 20%
Hotels: 3-4 stars
Red Rocks – Guided Tour – UT AZ
$3,350.00 – $5,150.00
7 days of riding in Utah and Arizona
This tour offers the most diverse landscapes, making it a perfect “Instagram-ride“. Utah is home to some of the most popular National Parks of the United States, and you will get to experience them via backcountry roads. After taking in the immensity of Grand Canyon, you will head towards the majestic landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park. For the end of the ride, Arizona will enchant you with some of its natural wonders, such as Monument Valley and the south rim of Grand Canyon, before heading back to Las Vegas.
• 25 years old
• Drivers licence with full motorcycle endorsement (US or international)
• Valid motorcycle insurance
Two options, two prices:
- On your bike: $3,350 ($1,000 deposit + $2,350)
- On a rental Tenere 700: $4,550 ($3,550$1,000 deposit)
• Lodging, food and gas included
• 2 riders minimum, 8 riders maximum
• Loop starts and ends in Las Vegas, NV
• Saturday night to Saturday night
• Pre-tour package with paper maps and souvenirs included
• Support truck for maximum comfort and minimum stress
• OPTION SINGLE ROOM: $600
Our Tenere 700s are fully equipped for the adventure:
✔ Crash bars
✔ Skid Plate
✔ Dunlop Mission TrailMax tires
✔ Smartphone support
✔ GPS Voyager Pro
RENTING THE TENERE 700
When picking up your Tenere 700, we’ll check with you that the bike is perfectly functioning before you sign a Rental Agreement. You’ll also be asked for a refundable retainer of $1,500 to cover eventual damage to the bike. This deposit will be refunded immediately after the end of the ride, once the bike has been returned to our headquarters and it has been assessed that no parts need to be replaced.
With the rental comes your responsibility as a rider. You’ll have to sign a waiver specifying that your responsability is solely engaged while riding the bike and that Moto Trails USA is not to be held responsible of your behavior in any circumstances. Last, but not least, you’ll be offered the option to subscribe a basic liability rider’s insurance for $15 a day.
During the whole duration of the rental, Moto Trails USA will stay in charge of the maintenance and will pay for normal expenses such as gas, oil (guided tours only), and all parts that might need to be changed due to normal use like chain, tires, etc… Broken parts due to crashes will be changed as soon as possible and the corresponding amount deducted from the refunded deposit.
April 17-24 2021, October 16-23, 2021
I'm renting a Yamaha Tenere 700, I ride my own bike
Double Occupancy, Single Occupancy (+$600)
Map of the Trip
DAY 1 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon West
The first day is an easy, warm up, with some pavement and nice dirt roads through the desert. We stop at Hoover Dam, before heading to the South rim of Grand Canyon NP.
Lodging: Western Ranch
Distance : 123 miles
DAY 2 - Grand Canyon
We explore the Southern rim of Grand Canyon, with beautiful views of the Colorado river. The day ends just outside of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Lodging: Red Feather Lodge – Tusayan, AZ
Distance : 175 miles
DAY 3 - Grand Canyon to Monument Valley
After a few lasts stops over the Grand Canyon, we take the iconic route heading straight to Monument Valley. There’s an optional bus tour there, since motorcycles are not allowed in the park. Still, the sunset view from the entrance of the park is just magnificent. Prepare your camera!
Lodging: Monument Valley
Distance : 204 miles
DAY 4 - Monument Valley to Bullfrog Marina
From Monument Valley, we ride through the spectacular Valley of the Gods. Then, the tracks heads to the incredible Moki Dugway Switchbacks, to Goosenecks of the San Juan River, before stopping at Bullfrog Marina.
Lodging: Bulfrog Marina
Distance : 162 miles
DAY 5 - BullFrog Marina to Kanab
The route starts with pavement near Bullfrog Marina. Then it’s part paved and part dirt through the the fun Switchbacks of Burr Trail. We then go through the spectacular “Capitol Reef National Park” via the famous Scenic Hwy12 from Boulder to Tropic. End of the day is a mix of pavement and dirt to reach Kanab.
Lodging: Best Western – Red Hills, UT
Distance : 193 miles
DAY 6 - Kanab to Bar 10 Ranch
We will stay mostly on dirt roads with detours to admire the view of the North Rim of Grand Canyon (Toroweap Point and Grand Canyon View). We stop for the night at Bar 10 Ranch, a remote resort just a few miles from the Colorado river.
Lodging: Bar 10 Ranch
Distance : 120 miles
DAY 7 - Back to Las Vegas
For the last day, we ride on the shore of Lake Mead. The ride ends in Las Vegas and you’ll get a friendly dinner with all of your fellow riders. That’s when you’ll get your Finisher T-Shirt!
Lodging: Las Vegas, NV
Distance : 213 miles
IS IT A TRIP FOR ME?
This Spring / Fall trip is designed for intermediate riders looking for a fun ride in some of the most iconic areas of the West. While the trip is not intented for beginners, you’ll find that most of the trails are easy, usually following large jeep trails and gravel roads. As for the paved sections, they are just as beautiful with very little traffic. However, you’ll encounter some technical sections like double tracks with rolling rocks or mud. We don’t control the climate, but we always try to propose a pavement alternative when trails are wet.
Weather should be great at this time of year, but you should be prepared for a wide range of temperatures.
Last, but not least, we will be riding the Tenere 700 in very remote areas where search and rescue might need hours to reach us. Safety will be our top priority over performance.
Overall, the challenge is perfectly doable for any rider in good physical condition willing to put in the effort to live the adventure.
- TENERE 700 rental
- GPS Trail Tech Voyager Pro
- LODGING (8 nights)
- DINNERS (including Welcome Dinner on Saturday night)
- TRANSPORT of BAGGAGES
- SUPPORT VEHICLE
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED?
- BEVERAGES in restaurants
- $1,500 RETAINER for renting the Tenere 700