Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Kingman Arizona
If you have the time,just get out and ride! You won't regret it! I rode cross country a few times alone and one trip took me a month and rode 13000 miles,another trip took me 3 weeks and rode 12000 miles.At first it feels weird to ride far from home on a bike,but once you experience the great scenery and meet nice friendly folks along the way,you forget all about that and enjoy the ride! Mt Rushmore is a must see at least once and while in the black hills also ride along the Needles highway.In Wyoming check out Devil's Tower also.While heading west towards Yellowstone through WY,take Alt14 from Sheridan to Cody,nice route! Since you're planning to head into Montana,check out Beartooth highway,US 212, from Red Lodge MT to the WY border,awesome road! Glacier NP is also a must see! During the busy vacation season it can be hard to find a hotel up there unless you have reservations or stay at a campground.Stopped once for the night in Kalispell after a long days ride only to find out that closest hotel available was in Canada LOL.Since I was heading to Alaska anyway,rode into Canada past midnight and stayed in Cranbrook. Washington state is nice too! Rode through North Cascades NP and Mt Rainier NP. Been through Oregon once but didn't get a chance to check out the sights.Heard Mt Hood was nice and Crater Lake NP was pretty cool too! When you hit CA check out the Redwoods and traveling along PCH is an awesome ride too! If you head back through Utah,check out Zion NP and further east at AZ border,Monument Valley is a must see! In Colorado,check out Durango and head north on US 550 (Million dollar highway) to Ouray,awesome road! There are so many great places to see if you have the time lol. Always bring good clothing/rain gear with you.Been through hailstorms and also snow flurries riding through mountain passes during summer months! Also bring a tire kit and compact air pump that plugs into bike just in case.The HOG map book is helpful showing where all the dealers are in case you need something for the bike,oil change etc .And of'course always have enough water with you! Get out and tour the country,that's what the bike is made for! Hope this helps a bit.