Highlights:Albuquerque, NM • Sandia Crest • Santa Fe, NM • Ghost Ranch, NM • Million Dollar Highway • Four Corners • Mesa Verde National Park • Goosenecks State Park • Monument Valley • Antelope Canyon • Lake Powell • Grand Canyon National Park • Canyon de Chelly • White Sands National Park
The Four Corners Tour combines the wide-open expanse of Arizona, the tranquil deserts of New Mexico, the rugged Colorado Rockies, as well as the majesty of Utah’s Monument Valley. Four Corners is named for the spot in the American Southwest where four states meet. It is an intersection not only of four states, but a meeting point of prehistoric landscapes, indigenous people, majestic mountains, and modern evolution—especially in terms of exceptional riding on well-maintained roads.
The Four Corners Blue Rim Tour offers an especially rare view of this great country’s diversity from the seat of a motorcycle. Exploring this region on two wheels provides a unique riding experience, allowing for a closer connection to its exquisite natural wonders and an appreciation for the natural beauty that transcends the dynamic—and sometimes harsh—landscape. From Monument Valley to the Rocky Mountains, and the Grand Canyon to White Sands National Monument, you will ride through a rich tapestry of American history for a truly memorable motorcycling experience.
As an added bonus the tour includes riding Colorado’s serpentine “Million Dollar Highway,” an idyllic motorcycle route, which snakes through the Rocky Mountains. With true million-dollar views, this 50-mile stretch starts in Durango, CO and winds its way through grand vistas of unequaled beauty and abandoned mining facilities, arriving in the quirky town of Ouray, the ice-climbing capital of the world.
Starting and ending in Albuquerque, New Mexico this 14-day vacation (of which eleven are full ride days) will traverse an amazingly full 2,050 miles, with ride days averaging a comfortable and leisurely 185 miles. The tour was specifically planned around a mild time of year, with average daytime temperatures of 80˚F, making for optimum riding weather. Join us for the adventurer’s essential American Southwest road trip.
Every rider has a bucket list, but many wait years to start checking off items. If there’s a tour you’ve wanted to take and no serious roadblocks stand in your way, now is a great time to start planning. We’ve helped hundreds of motorcyclists take the tour of their dreams. Here are a few suggestions to get the ball—or wheels—rolling now. 1. Make a list of all the places you (and your partner) would like to go
Whether riding solo or two up, consider location first. Does an Al
Tips and tricks from RoadRUNNER Managing Editor Florian Neuhauser One of the most frequent questions I get is how to pack, especially for a two-week long tour in a foreign country while carrying your luggage on the motorcycle. After many years of living on the road, always riding a different motorcycle, I’ve definitely become an expert of sorts in packing. My packing mantra: Less is more but don’t sacrifice comfort Leave room for souvenirs Here’s a list of my favorite packing
The holidays are upon us, but if you’re still stumped on what to get your favorite rider, we’re here to help. This list includes some of our most-used and best-loved gear, from waterproof luggage and heated base layers to a navigation system designed for motorcyclists. Looking for an epic gift? Don’t forget, our 2017 tours are up and registration is open! Firstgear Torrent Drypack Backpack and Rollbags
Every touring motorcyclist needs a reliable set of waterproof luggage. Fi