Located south of Salt Lake City, American Fork and Utah Lake offer pristine views of the Utah landscape. You could stay in the area or launch a statewide tour of some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country on these American Fork and Utah Lake Motorcycle Rides.
Keep reading as our team at Law Tigers, America’s favorite motorcycle lawyers, shares some of our favorite bike trails in the area south of Salt Lake. Safe riding!
American Fork Canyon for Dirt Bike Riding
If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a fun off-roading trail adventure, take your dirt bike to American Fork Canyon. This area is well-marked for easy navigation of mountain trails, dirt roads, and single-track trails. Watch out for hikers and horses on the trails, and be careful of steep drop-offs.
Southern Wasatch to Monument Valley (recommended by VisitUtah.com)
A partnership with the state tourism board developed this 6-day touring route to take in an assortment of attractions around the state. This 1000-mile route includes several out-of-the-way stops off the main path, so you can easily reduce your mileage and time on the road by omitting a few attractions for your next ride.
Some roadways, especially at higher altitudes, may close during colder seasons.
Day 1: Salt Lake City to the Legends Motorcycle Museum in Springville, UT
Take the Alpine Loop on SR-92 from American Fork Canyon to Provo Canyon. Altitudes vary, so prepare yourself for temperature drops and high winds. In Wildwood, make a right onto E. Provo Canyon Road (UT-92 E) and enjoy the sights over the Provo River. Merge onto I-15 S in Springville. Take exit 260 toward the Legends Motorcycle Museum.
Day 2: The Scenic Route from Springville to Red Cliffs Lodge in Moab, UT
Take the Nebo Loop, then extend your tour to include the Energy Loop around Scofield State Park. Take US-191 out of Helper and head south to I-70. Turn East and look for exit 204. Follow UT-128 W to the Red Cliffs Lodge and Winery. This route includes over six hours of riding. If you want more time for sight-seeing, consider more time on major highways and save the Energy Loop for your next visit.
Day 3: Moab through Needles Overlook to Monticello, UT
Take La Sal Loop Road to US-191 S. Break off at Needles Overlook Rd. or UT-211 E to get to Needles Overlook or Needles District Canyonlands. Either stop adds hours to your riding time, so visit both for the scenery, or choose just one for a shorter trip.
Return to US-191 S and stay in Monticello for the night. You may also want to camp near Canyonlands National Park off UT-211 E.
Day 4: Monticello to Monument Valley with Sightseeing
Drive through and pull off to see stunning natural beauty heading south from Monticello. Visit Mule Canyon Trailhead off of UT-95 S or Hovenweep National Monument off UT-262. Turn back to US-191 S, and keep heading south. Merge to Hwy 163 to Monument Valley for the night.
Day 5: Monument Valley, UT, through Natural Bridges National Monument to Ticaboo
Take Hwy 163 to UT-261 N, and stop at Natural Bridges National Monument for a stretch. From there, take UT-95 N over the Hite Crossing Bridge. Turn left on UT-276 E, and stop in Ticaboo for a full day of riding and natural sightseeing.
Last day: Ticaboo, UT, around Mt. Pennel to Red Canyon
Take UT-276 back to UT-95, and be sure to stop for a visit at Goblin Valley State Park. Turn back toward Capitol Reef National Park. Stay on UT-24 W through Torrey, then take UT-12 W to Kodachrome Basin State Park. End your route at Bryce Canyon National Park or Red Canyon.
We hope you enjoy these American Fork and Utah Lake motorcycle rides on your next trip through Utah.
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