Marty Berke is back with his latest guide to America's scenic backroads and byways. This time, Marty's wanderlust has taken him to the American Southwest, where mountains, desert, roads, and sunny weather combine for ideal riding.
With this book you'll discover the best touring roads the Southwest has to offer. Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Utah are all thoroughly detailed in this entertaining and informative guide.
The book describes 66 separate rides, each about a day in length. Each trip has been designed to include both great roads and great scenery, capturing all the grandeur and natural beauty of the region and introducing you to places and sights you might never find on your own. Visit Ouray, Colorado, home of the Wiesbaden Hot Springs and Vapor Caves; or the Chiricahua National Monument, where spires and columns of precariously balancing rocks seem to defy gravity. The Southwest is brimming with unique and colorful places, many of them little-known gems that are refreshingly free of tourist mobs.
Berke has scouted out the region's best campgrounds, parks, scenic landmarks, and restaurants, always keeping a sharp eye for the best bargains, to help you get the most out of your travel dollar. Each chapter contains useful listings of all points of interest, with information on prices, hours of operation, and other helpful tips.