What Are The Best Motorcycle Roads In America for 2022?

- Going-to-the-Sun Road: MT
- Needles Highway: SD
- Beartooth Highway: MT, WY
- Natchez Trace Parkway: TN, AL, MS
- Blue Ridge Parkway: VA, NC
- Tail of the Dragon: TN, NC
- Peak to Peak Highway: CO
- Cherohala Skyway: TN, NC
- Mt Washington Auto Road: NH
- Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: UT

America is ready for the 2022 riding season!

This is our top ten guide to the best motorcycle roads in the United States. This list takes into consideration the various components of what makes a motorcycle road truly great - scenery, adventurousness, road pavement quality, and of course, twisty curves! We even have the link to the direct Google Maps route for every motorcycle ride on our list. Your next great motorcycling adventure starts here!

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What kind of motorcycle roads should make it on a Top 10 list for America?
If you're willing to travel to the other side of the country just to motorcycle a particularly great road, then that makes our list for the best motorcycle rides for 2022 riding season! These are the best motorcycle rides and destinations in the US.



One of the few roads in the entire country that was built just to carry people to scenery. That would describe this tremendous 50 mile mountain road which carves through the Rocky Mountains in Glacier National Park. This two-lane road is quite narrow and winding, and features numerous hairpin turns. The road is so narrow, there are size restrictions on what vehicles can actually travel on it. According to the National Park's website, Going-to-the-Sun Road was designed to blend into its mountain setting. The road's highest point, at Logan Pass, reaches an elevation of 6,646 feet. Massive glaciers, beautiful valleys, cascading waterfalls, towering mountains and colorful wildflowers all make this one of the greatest motorcycling roads in all of America.
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South Dakota (39 miles)

There are more than a few spectacular motorcycle roads in the Black Hills/Custer State Park region, but SD-87 is one of the finest. The highway is named after the high granite "needles" it winds among, and passes through two tunnels blasted through sheer granite walls. It's an extremely impressive ride that includes sharp turns, narrow tunnels, granite spires and world class views. Enjoy the sensation of threading your motorcycle through the eye of a needle!
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via Google Maps

via Google Maps


Montana, Wyoming

It's been called "the most beautiful drive in America" - The Beartooth Highway is a section of U.S. Route 212 in Montana and Wyoming between Red Lodge and the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone National Park, passing over the Beartooth Pass in Wyoming at 10,947 feet above sea level. You’ll certainly get the sensations of being on a roller coaster as you ride down this road. With little guardrails you can enjoy the amazing scenery. Everything from mountains, forest, rivers, rocks, snow and tundra. You will want to pull off to one of the many pullouts and peer over the edge.
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Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi

This national parkway is a two-lane road that extends 444 miles from Natchez, Mississippi, to Nashville, Tennessee. The National Park's website calls it "A Drive through 10,000 Years of History". It roughly follows the "Old Natchez Trace" a historic travel corridor used by American Indians, "Kaintucks," European settlers, slave traders, soldiers, and future presidents. Another reason why it's a great road to motorcycle is that commercial traffic is prohibited. And best of all? There's no stop signs or stop lights! Just cruise among the beautiful scenery and historic sites. 
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Virginia, North Carolina (469 miles)

This gorgeous 469 mile road includes Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive and connects south to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The National Park Service dubs this "America's Favorite Drive", providing scenic views to crests and ridges of five major ranges within the Appalachian Mountains range, and even a few short tunnel adventures. Caution is needed if riding at dusk or dawn, especially in Shenandoah Park region, as deer will always be spotted along (or on!) the road.
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Tennessee, North Carolina

Possibly the most infamous route among motorcyclists boasts a whopping 318 curves in just 11 miles. This stretch of U.S. 129 is a beautiful piece of road, perfectly engineered in banking, immaculately paved, and combining a pleasing rhythm of tight turns - the appeal of this adventure is actually just riding it. And while there are no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel, the sheer popularity of this road means there will almost always be many riders in front of you and behind you. Still, this road is truly like no other, and is a definite "bucket list" for any accomplished motorcyclist.
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The Peak to Peak Byway was established in 1918 and provides spectacular mountain scenery of the Front Range Mountains in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The route has an excellent variety of twisties mixed with long sweeping and tight, quick corners. Riders will experience majestic views on this fine highway. Feel the cool, clear air with elevation over 8000ft in Black Hawk, while at the North end in Estes Park is over 7000 ft. Have a great ride, and bring your camera!
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Tennessee, North Carolina

"A drive among the clouds", this motorcyclist's dream route reaches elevations of over 5400 feet high. This road connects Robbinsville, North Carolina with Tellico Plains, Tennessee. This gem is full of extraordinary mountainside forest scenery. The Cherohala Skyway takes the motorcycle rider on a long and sweeping romp through the high ridge lines of remote national forests just west of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. While the Tail of the Dragon gets most of the praise, many will testify this road is more enjoyable - longer and less traffic!
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New Hampshire

This should be on any motorcyclist's "bucket list". Despite being a short ride, this road is by far the most exciting, challenging motorcycle road in all of New England! Starting at an elevation of 1,527 ft, the road climbs at an average of almost 12%. After just 7.6 miles, you'll ascend to the roads summit at 6,145 ft. The road is so steep, the weather is usually drastically different by the time you get to the top. The road is mostly paved well, with the exception of a particularly steep gravel section. The ride up is exhilarating. The ride down will definitely keep you in first gear, but overlooks the majestic White Mountains in a way that cannot be seen from any other motorcycle road.
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Photo by D. Profenna

Photo by S. Profenna



This scenic byway snakes through two of Utah's five National Parks, including Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef. There are sensational views to be had on this 124 mile stretch of great motorcycling road, including multicolored canyons, cliffs and vast mesas. This epic American motorcycle road is truly a winding delight of stunning views, diverse terrain changes and little traffic.
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Which state has the best motorcycle riding?

Montana and Tennessee usually score the highest in owning the top motorcycle roads in America. Montana has the Beartooth Highway, Going-To-The-Sun Road, Northwest Passage Scenic Byway, all of which are truly epic. Tennessee boasts the world-famous Tail of the Dragon, as well as the Cherohala Skyway and Natchez Trace Parkway, which make the country's top ten lists every year. 

What are the best motorcycle roads on the East Coast United States?

- Madrid, ME to Colbrook, NH: Maine, New Hampshire
- Mt Washington Auto Road: New Hampshire
- Blue Ridge Parkway: Virginia, N Carolina
- Cherohala Skyway: N Carolina, Tennessee
- Cherokee Foothills: S Carolina
- Stonepile Gap to Suches: Georgia
- Natchez Trace Parkway: Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi

What are the best motorcycle roads on the West Coast United States?

- N Cascades Hwy: Washington
- Spirit Lake Highway: Washington
- Route 138 to Crater Lake: Oregon
- The Devil's Tail: Oregon
- Pacific Coast Highway: California
- Generals Hwy to Kings Canyon: California
- Route 33 - California
- Angeles Crest Highway: California