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New Mexico has some awsome roads just north of Albuquerque and up around Santa Fe. Turquoise trail is a nice ride full of bikers but up Hwy 550 into the Jemez mountians is probably my favorite. There are tons of natural hot springs up there to relax in after a long ride. Plus there is no better way to impress a girl than to take her on a motorcycle ride up into the moutians to take a dip in some hot springs in the middle of nowhere!

I havent ridden to far from home (Albuquerque, NM) but I have ridden some terrific roads in NM, CO, UT, and AZ. I really hope to ride up to Montana this summer and get around to some of the Northern states and see what they have to offer.
I'm down in silver city, and I have to agree that NM has some great riding, and we don't have much of a population so the roads are usually very lightly traveled.
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Western Colorado, Million Dollar Highway Durango Co. to Ouray Co. Then continue to Telluride down to cortez and back to Durango. Have breakfast at the Durango Diner before you start.
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And since I am from the midwest Wisconsin has some nice country roads

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first and foremost texas dont think I will ever ride them all. lots of curvey roads just about any part of the state. I have not rode as much of the state as I would like. the only draw back here is all the damn deer we really need to shoot more.
second I believe is a great kept secret is the ozarks. I took the fz1 to branson last summer and thanks to a couple of recomended paths from this site I turned off a main road and spent the next four hours twisting through very desolate roads. if not for the wife I probably could have started my own vacation. might have seen four cars the whole time until I headed back to town.
third would have to be arkansas get off the beaten path and there is some nice riding.
I hope to expand the states I have ridden real soon hopefully next summer well will head to colorado, maybe arizona
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Only been through California on my bike really. But from what I hear the order is...

1. CA

2. CO

3. TX

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(N)California. Wyoming. Montana.

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...i think i found a new home here in this board. i'm from idaho/oregon and i've seen a good deal of both states by car and bike. I've been to other areas of the country on business, but not extensively.

Even so, I'd be willing to bet hells canyon, ID/OR has got to be one of the best rides in the country. Also, HWY 101 down the Oregon Coast is a ride I can't wait to take...astoria (where goonies was filmed) to the cally red woods. I've driven it a few times. You can't throw a rock without hitting a stunning vista.

I've also seen a good gob of western canada and i have to say... we Americans are pretty frickin lucky to be able to drive any direction we want and find a good road to travel. I lived in Manitoba for four years and have to say it's probably the most motorcycle-unfriendly place in north america. Straight highways, no hills, prohibitive insurance ($3200/year for anything sport)... If you want to tour the Canadian Prairies, you can pretty much go either east or west with very few exceptions. British Columbia and Western Alberta are different, though. And pretty much everything east of the Manitoba/Ontario border is gorgeous too.
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I would say Virginia, North Carolina, and Nevada.

With these three states, you can see just about every kind of land, water, and environment the U.S. has to offer.
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I would say Virginia, North Carolina, and Nevada.

With these three states, you can see just about every kind of land, water, and environment the U.S. has to offer.
maybe i'm biased, but the rockies don't run through any of those states.
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Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Maybe not so many twisties in Alaska, but you can't argue with the scenery and the experience. I rode to Prudhoe Bay last year on my F800GS, and I will always remember that trip.

Western Oregon, and the Cascades are fantastic - so many fun backroads, and very little traffic. Southern Washington around Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams is phenomenal, too.

California has its moments, too.

I lived in Atlanta for two years, and have some fond memories of the GA, NC, and TN mountains, too. However, Deal's Gap certainly has a few too many folks on it now....and very strict LEOs on the TN side....just got a warning, though! Lucky!
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Any place that has mountains and no traffic are always the way to go.
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1-NM
2-AZ
3-UT, south near Moab.
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No. Carolina, Vermont (legal pass on double yellow!) and Northern Cali.
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California, Colorado, and Canada (It's america's hat. It counts).



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Every state has it's gem spots. That's what makes it so fun.
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This is a hard one! In no order I'd say CA, TX & CO. There are regions that cover more than one state but since we're listing individual states I'd have to go with those. When you combine NoCal and southern Oregon, MO and AK, TN and NC, NY and PA... one good thing about this great country is it can take a lifetime to see it. If I remember I've been to 30 states (some just for a few days) but have enjoyed every one of them. You have Hawaii and Florida, pretty much ride year round. The problem with Hawaii, as beautiful as it is, it's so small. Alaska in the summertime, problem is there's not a LOT of roads but the few that are there go on forever... and they're not all paved. Great if you have a BMW F800GS.
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1) the state you have been to
2) the state you are in
3) the state you are going to

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