Las Vegas BikeFest
Tour Dates: 10/6/2023 - 10/17/2023
Las Vegas BikeFest Motorcycle Rally and Southwest Adventure
Start Living The Dream during the Las Vegas BikeFest Motorcycle Rally and then continue on to visit the some of the most incredible parks in the Southwest. Ride the remote back roads of Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Click on the map above to see a day-by-day breakdown of the route. This is subject to change due to traffic, weather, hotel availability, and other issues.
Experience BikeFest & So Much More
Stand on the corner of four states at once. Marvel at Zion, Bryce, and Grand Canyon National Parks. Push up against the Rocky Mountains on the Million Dollar Hwy. See historical sites along Route 66 including the ‘Mother Road’ town of Williams, AZ—a stunning town stuck in the 50's. Feel the mystical energy of Sedona pump through your veins before chowing down on the best burgers the cliffhanging mountainside town of Jerome has to offer. There is so much to see as you ride back toward Vegas, such as the Hoover Damn and Lake Mead. Finish off with a horseback ride through the Red Rocks near Las Vegas.
This time of year, expect temperatures to be in the 80's with the potential for chilly weather at certain altitudes. Temperatures may vary between 40 and 100 degrees F. Pack layers and drink lots of water.
We offer the same Southwest Adventure tour in June that does not begin with Las Vegas BikeFest.
We Include Everything You Will Need Along The Way
When you go on a Living The Dream guided tour you're not going to have to worry about spending a ton of money along the way. Included in our tours will be almost everything you will need during the trip. Not included is your airfare, food and drinks.
Choose from a variety of makes and models to fit your riding style.
Let us do the work. We take the hassle out of booking your hotels.
Gasoline & Oil
All of the gas and oil needed is included when you book your tour.
A photography will take pictures and video to capture all the incredible sights.
We have supplies and space for luggage to make your trip a success.
No need to stress, we have you covered if there are any damages.
Below is your daily itinerary. You will see the planned route as well as what you will see on any given day of the tour. Please be advised that this itinerary can change due to weather, traffic, hotel availability, or other issues.
- The bike tour kicks off with a bang at Vegas BikeFest in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. This bucket list rally offers everything bikers and motorcycle enthusiasts could ever want. Enjoy entertainment, bike shows, and the chance to shop from unique vendors—all within 20 minutes of the Las Vegas strip.
BikeFest extends until 10pm each night (except Sunday), at which point you could head back to your hotel or try your luck on the strip. From Biker Bingo to the Best Facial Hair Contest, there’s never a dull moment at a Vegas rally like this. Let the weekend inspire you for an epic ride that begins Monday.
- After spending a night or two on the LV strip and a few days soaking up Las Vegas Bike Week it’s time to ride! Off we go to the Valley of Fire and into Utah, across a corner of AZ and through Zion National Park. On this ride, you'll see incredible rock formations and ride through canyons that spark a sense of awe. Look out over the Beaver Dam reservoir as you ride into a chasm that open onto a whole different vista. The ride through Zion remains a longstanding favorite of almost every motorcyclist that rides through it. Stop for the night in nearby Mt. Carmel Junction.
- Start the day with a ride along the ridge of Bryce Canyon and follow that with a cruise down below looking up. There is a little-known (but incredible) waterfall on Mossy Cave Trail that is worth the short hike. It is small but framed by the most magnificent red rock formations. Ride on through Escalante Staircase before filling up on lunch at a cafe in the middle of nowhere that looks over a deep valley below. Next brave Razor Back Ridge on your way to Capital Reef National Park. Stay the night where the Milky Way is visible in Hanksville, UT.
- After leaving Hanksville, ride out across the Colorado River to Four Corners National Monument. Here, you’ll stand in four states at once and see the ancient cliff dwellings of the Ute Indians. A hike is available to get closer with the rich historic culture. Enjoy some real SW nightlife and local flavor while staying overnight in Cortez.
- Spend all day in the San Juan National Forest portion of the SW Rocky Mountains. Ride CO145 through the famous western towns of Delores and Rico. Make a pit stop in the ski town of Telluride for lunch. After lunch, ride the Million Dollar Hwy through Ouray and Silverton for some unbelievable mountain views. Stop for the night in Durango where you'll find the best Mexican food on this side of the border..
- Pass through Chimney Rock and Pagosa Springs in Colorado before dropping down to New Mexico to ride through the Carson National Forest and into Red River. Loop around Taos Ski Valley and stay the night in Taos, NM—home to a thriving night life and SW Native American influences. On this portion of the ride you will see some amazing bluffs and staggering natural monuments.
- Ride from Taos to Gallup through the Valles Caldera National Preserve. This is a magnificent ride through wide open New Mexico landscape that positions us for the next day’s ride on old route 66.
- Day ten starts with a short ride to Williams, AZ--the town that never left the 1950’s Rte. 66 era. Take a ride through the Painted Dessert and the Petrified Forest National Park. There is a quick stop for Jackson Brown fans to stand on a corner in Winslow and get a picture with A Girl My Lord in a Flat Bed Ford. This ride includes many Rte. 66 highlights. Rest up in town as the next day we conquer the Grand Canyon Rim.
- Leave Williams and spend the morning at various stops, with a few short hikes, along the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Then we head to Sedona, an area believed to be a Spiritual Vortex. In fact, Frank L Wright built an incredible chapel overlook here. From Sedona, it is a short ride to Jerome, a town literally built on the side of a mountain. Jerome boasts the best beer and burgers in the SW. With so much to see this is the shortest ride day of the tour.
- Leave Arizona and head back to Nevada with stops at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead Overlook. Swap your bike for a horse as you ride horseback through the Red Rocks near Vegas. From there, it’s a quick trip back to Las Vegas to turn in the bikes. At which point you can head back to the hotels and casinos on the strip, or catch an evening flight home.
Pictures From The Road
We have a creative and dedicated photographer on the road with us during the entire trip. They are there to help you capture these special moments. Here are a few of our favorites from this tour.
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"Well Planned Trip"
“I am an experienced rider, but after over 30 years I still have frustrations when planning trips. Riding with Henry changed my entire perspective on what a successful trip entails. I look forward to my next trip with Living The Dream. ”
“I grew up around motorcycles, as my father was a rider himself. This trip give me the challenge I needed to break through into becoming a lifetime rider. The amazing views and the travel guidance I experienced will stay with me for years to come.”
Nancy & Bill P.
“We used to ride every week in the early years of our marriage. Life got in the way and before we knew it 15 years went by. This trip changed our life, It gave us the chance we needed to reconnect as a couple and as riding peers. We are living the dream. ”