Taking a motorcycle tour around the Vail area while surrounded by the majestic peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains is one of the best summer recreational activities.
- Take a motorcycle tour surrounded by the peaks and valleys of the Rocky Mountains
- Travel through White River National Forest on the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway
- If you don’t have your own motorcycle, you can rent one
- Hire a motorcycle tour guide for an outstanding trip through the Rockies
Cruise the miles of highways through the crisp mountain air to really experience the breathtaking beauty of the Rockies. Enjoy the amazing skyline and snowcapped mountaintops, the deep and colorful canyon walls and the meadows of wildflowers. A motorcycle tour is the way to spend a vacation in this incredible region.
Where to go on a Motorcycle Tour
You can experience wonderful views just riding your bike along Interstate 70 up over Vail Pass. The awesome cliffs and jutting peaks are on all sides and this is a marvelous trip.
Shrine Pass to Red Cliff
An easy 8.75-mile drive is on Shrine Pass Road from the Vail Pass Rest Area to Red Cliff. You ride over Shrine Pass at 11,089 feet and get incredible views of Mount of the Holy Cross.
The Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway
Here is a long drive of 82 miles, but you will see why it’s worth the ride. The pristine scenery of the White River National Forest is amazing to behold.
Top of the Rockies National Scenic Byway
The most popular of all scenic drives around Vail is this 75-mile byway. You are actually driving right through the center of the Rockies and you’ll cross the Continental Divide twice. Altitudes will rarely be below 9,000 feet as you ride.
If you don’t have your own motorcycle, you can always rent one! You shouldn’t have a problem finding the motorcycle of your choice with the outfitters and rental companies located in the area. You’ll even find some of the top-of-the-line cruising motorcycles that will ensure hours of fun while touring down the open road. Prices vary depending on the bike you choose.
Hire a Guide
If you want to embark on a motorcycle tour and would feel safer with a tour guide, you will find motorcycle tour operators who have trips designed for all ages and interests. Explore the listings on this page to find one to take you on a trip of a lifetime.
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