Grand Canyon Red Rock Vegas 2024

Best Adventure Bike Ride in the Southwest

May 19 – 25, 2024

Join us for a one week adventure bike ride around Nevada, Arizona, California and Utah covering over 1,750 miles.  Highlights include Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Moab, Bryce Canyon National Park, Valley of the Gods and Moab.  Riders will be making a big loop around the southwest and staying in motels each evening.  The ride begins and ends in Las Vegas, NV. 

This is mostly a pavement style easier adventure ride. The ride will have some dirt options but it is mostly about the scenic nature of the country side.  There will be a support Truck accompanying  us on this ride so riders can put their luggage in the back of the truck and travel lightly with only their daily gear on their bikes.  We will be eating in restaurants so no need to carry cooking gear.  Riders should have a fuel range of 150 miles.

Experienced riders only.

Pictures From Our Last GCRRV 

About Grand Canyon Red Rock Vegas

The ride starts in Las Vegas. Riders will meet the night before the ride for a ride orientation and simply to meet the fellow riders.

Riders should have a fuel range of 150 miles.

Bryce Canyon

Burr Trail Switchbacks

Moab Arches

Monument Valley

Grand Canyon

Mojave Desert Route 66

Ride Signup info:

The cost to join this 6 day ride is $1,495.  This covers your lodging for the 6 nights during the ride and the cost of the support truck.  Hotel rooms are double occupancy. This also covers your ride packets which include custom Garmin GPS maps on a micro SD card and printed ride maps and descriptions.

Now taking signups: You can now reserve your spot on this ride by leaving a $200 Deposit  (Ride limit is 16 riders)

$200 Deposit

After your signup, riders will receive an email from me with further ride information and instructions

Note: Riders must make full payment by March 16th, 2024

Riders will receive ride packets in the mail one week before the ride.

Refund Policy: Do not sign up for this ride unless you are serious about coming.  I take your signup very seriously and start planning for you the minute you sign up.  If you need to cancel up to one month prior to the ride start date I will give you a full refund but I will keep $100 to cover the planning work. Sorry but I make non refundable commitments myself so it gets hard for me. "I hate this world of non refundable deals myself."  If you need to cancel within one month of the ride I cannot give a refund unless I can find a replacement rider. In the case of finding a replacement rider, I will gladly give you the full refund minus the $100 to cover the planning work.  In the event of ride cancellation, you will be given a full refund.

Description Grand Canyon Red Rock Vegas 24

Master Yoda gpsKevin

Magic Yoda Roberto

What are these Adventure Rides like? These rides are designed along the theme of exploring the world.  They include a mix of remote dirt routes, back paved roads, sometimes some very seldom ridden paths and pavement.  Rides are a mix of all these things and sometimes some surprises due to weather conditions.  These rides are for experienced, well seasoned riders that are capable of turning a washed out road experience into just part of the day's fun.  Riders should be comfortable with turning around when necessary and finding an alternative route around unexpected obstacles. These rides are not for new riders. As an experienced rider, the tough part of having a great motorcycle adventure is the routing and logistics.  What routes do I take? Where do I stay? How do I find the best routes and places? 

View the ride maps

OK since many of you like to study more detail about the ride, below are the ride maps.


The Blue lines are MAIN routes

The Cyan lines are Alternate main routes

The Red lines are Harder routes

The Green lines are Easy options

The Black lines are the out and back viewpoints

We have done the homework for you: We have studied and developed and ridden to find the best possible routes and then we have put them into great daily rides.  As riding skills and desires for riders can be different, we have developed and include route options.  We find that many riders like to ride with their best friends, however their friends may not always have the same riding skills and desires.  As the day's ride progresses, riders have choices of easier and harder routes.  This allows you to tailor the ride more towards your own riding desires and allows you to make choices that might better suit your friends when necessary.  Sometimes riders may just want a break too. 

OK, back the bus up:  Really this is one of the greatest Southwestern Red rock rides!

How does the ride navigation work?

This is a self-led GPS ride; all riding is on your own.  You are responsible for your own riding.  You will be given a GPS map file and instructions on how to use your Garmin GPS unit.  People will hook up in small groups of less than 6 riders and tend to ride together.  You are not encouraged to ride alone.  You are responsible for your own riding and yourself. 

 (see my ride Navigation Video)


Are you right for this ride?

When something goes wrong on a ride, would your riding friends say that you are more likely to need help or more likely to give help?  You should be in the more likely to offer help camp.  This ride is filled with riders that are more likely to give help, so most of the time the riders never need help.  Additionally there is all the normal stuff: come prepared to maintain your bike, fix your bike on the trail, repair flat tires, deal with bad weather and rain and make a joke or two.

How do I make the GPS stuff so easy?

I develop very high quality ride maps custom for our ride. They come from much of what I and others have ridden.  I take the best from all my rides and make new ones. 

(See my Custom Ride Maps Video)

Note from me, gpsKevin

My goal for this ride is simple:  great riding.  So you can count on great routes and places to ride.

But in addition, the ride is about  discovering new places, meeting new friends, seeing new parts of the Southwest.




Q:What will the weather be like this time of year?

A: The weather is most often nice, could be a little cold in the morning and in the mountains.  But sometimes there can be rain. Wet and muddy routes can force us to change our course.  Come prepared with extra gear for cold and wet.

Q: Would this be a good ride for new riders?

A:  No, this ride is for intermediate and experienced riders only. The riding has easy route choices and tough route options. Each evening we will study the following day's choices. You will find lots of supportive people at the ride.

Q: What bikes are right for this ride?

A: Almost any adventure bike works great; the ride can also be done well on street bikes.

Q; What do I do if I don't have a Garmin GPS?

A: Buy one, you need it, we will show you how to use it. You can get a great one for under $200 bucks. ( See gpsKevin's gps recommendations)

Q: Is the riding really on my own?

A: Yes, but  almost everyone hooks up and rides with a friend or a new friend.

Who is going on this ride?

Yoda Roberto

Menlo Park, CA

Matt P

La Honda, CA

Matts M

Menlo Park, CA

John T

Escondido, CA

Kenny Y

Oak Hills, CA

Bruce N

Bagley, MN

Sean G

Reno, NV

Mike R

Jamul, CA