Palo Duro Canyon State Park
Located in the Panhandle of Texas, this destination is your chance to see the second largest canyon in the United States. The canyon is 120 miles long and can get up to 6 miles wide in some reason.
What makes this an amazing place to ride to is that you can ride your motorcycle through most of the canyon on paved roads and take in the natural beauty that is all around you.
If you're into motorcycle camping, this is a trip for you! There are multiple camping areas in the park that should fit your needs.
Peak to Peak Highway
If you find yourself taking a trip to or through Colorado, make it a point to do the Peak to Peak Highway in Boulder. With the high peaks of the Rocky Mountains all around you, snow capped peaks and the occasion stream or two, you are in the middle of nature.
One moment you will have a high mountain on your left and a drop off on your right and then it will open up to lush forest and some of the freshest air you will even smell.
You can spot bears from time to time, elk and even Moose when traveling through here so make sure to ride safely. Also, be mindful of fallen rocks because highways in Colorado do get shutdown for them at times.
Blue Ridge Parkway
The Blue Ridge Parkway offers something for everyone. Valleys, peaks, highlands, tunnels, twists and turns. Nestled in North Carolina and Virginia, this stretch of asphalt will take you on a 469 mile ride that will take you roughly 11 hours to complete.
When I said this ride has something for everyone, I wan't kidding. You can be in a valley one hour and then next to a waterfall in the next. There are rivers, streams, cliffs, valleys and a lot of wildlife to observe.
The diverse landscapes and natural beauty is the reason that the Blue Ridge Parkway makes our list.
Big Bend Ranch State Park
Starry nights can be found in Big Bend Ranch State Park due to the remote location away from the cities. This park is in the deep south of Texas and you can toss a stone and hit Mexico from here.
There are tall mountain peaks, deep valleys, and the high desert setting to really give you that old west feel that will give you a feeling of awe that generations have felt when visiting this location.
Since this is located in the northern portion of the Chihuahuan Desert, temperatures can get rather hot during the summer. Make sure to wear your riding gear but also make sure it's breathable gear that moves heat away from the body.
Yellowstone National Park
When you think of a national park, Yellowstone National Park normally is the first to come to mind. With the diverse wildlife to the geysers, you'd be hard-pressed not to find something to experience.
Make sure to see the buffalo, but use caution as these 2000 pound beasts can make short work of a fully dressed bagger. Buffalo aren't the only wildlife that can experienced as you can find bears, wolves, deer, and elk throughout the park.
If camping is your thing, there is plenty to be found and many hotels nearby to choose from. You choose the level of comfort for your accommodations depending on your needs.
If you were to do one trip in your entire life, this may be the one to put at the very top of your list.
El Yunque National Forest
El Yunque National Forest is located in Puerto Rico and offers a unique riding experience that most are unaware of. There are multiple twists and turns while also having plenty of pull over sports to view the various waterfalls throughout the rain forest.
Yes, it is classified as one of five rainforests that are within the Unites States and territories but this one is in the Caribbean. If you're really lucky, you will see a Puerto Rican Parrot but they're highly endangered so keep your distance if one is found.
Experience the chirp of the Coqui which sign throughout the night and can be found almost everywhere on the island.
If you're wondering how you would ride if you're flying in, there are multiple motorcycle rental companies on the island so go and experience what El Yunque and the island of Puerto Rico has to offer.
Zion National Park
If you find yourself heading through Utah, you will want to stop at Zion National Park. There is plenty of camping, hiking and nature to take in. You might even find a Bighorn Sheep roaming about on the cliff faces.
If you want to get that old west feel, make sure to go through Monument Valley which is the image for this section. Several movies were filmed in this location such as Easy Rider, How the West Was Won, 2001: A Space Odyssey and Forest Gump to name a few.
Put this on your bucket list and live out those Easy Rider moments that you dream about.