Great Motorcycle Roads in Arizona
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Arizona is home to some of the most iconic landscapes in America. With miles of open road, endless desert skies and an abundance of natural wonders, these are some of the best motorcycle roads in Arizona. Click on the map links for the direct Google Maps route.
AZ-188 to Mesa
Routes 188, 60 (131 miles)
This is one of the best motorcycle roads in Arizona. Ride through the densely forested Tonto National Forest, and miles of open vistas. This route offers the variety of vast straightaways, desert terrain, twisties, climbs and descents. And great views of Theodore Roosevelt Lake and the surrounding mountains along 188.
Flagstaff to Wilhoit
Routes 89A, 89 (108 miles)
When most hear Arizona, they think of Grand Canyon. But one area that should not be missed, especially on a motorcycle, are the roads south of Flagstaff. Arizona State Route 89A is an epic AZ motorcycle ride through numerous state parks and forests. Turn after turn there are incredible views of vast mountains and red rock formations. Expect traffic in Sedona, but south of Jerome has will make up for it with significantly impressive turns and overlooks near Woodchute Mtn.
N Bush Hwy to Tortilla Flat
One of the best motorcycle rides in Arizona is the “Bee-Line Hwy” RT87,. Take Usery Pass Road leading to the famous Arizona 88 also known as Apache Trail which you will take towards the Superstition Mountains. Taking Route 88 will lead you to Tortilla Flat. Adventure riders can continue beyond here for great views of high wall canyons and more beautiful scenic areas of Arizona.
Oatman Highway is an incredible AZ motorcycle road, nestled in the Black Mountains of Mohave County, Arizona. It's also a very demanding and remote ride, and puts you directly on the old Route 66. As you approach Sitgreaves Pass rising to an elevation of 3,550 feet, the road becomes narrow and steep with a number of hairpin turns hugging the mountainside, with no shoulders and few guardrails. Ride cautiously and watch out for the donkeys!
Springerville to Three Way
Route 191 (130 miles)
This north–south United States Highway is an absolutely terrific Arizona motorcycle road, especially in the designated Coronado Trail Scenic Road portion. Forests, desert, canyons, reservoirs and mountain vistas can all be seen on this route while twisting and curving through the Apache–Sitgreaves National Forests of eastern Arizona.