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// Wherever Adventure May Be //

At Rocky Mountain ATV/MC, we have riding in our bones. It’s who we are. So if there’s a good spot for adventure riding, you can bet we’ll be there.

We’ve been putting together our own routes for years, but we finally decided to release some of our favorites in the form of the RM Rides series. It’s a fun way to showcase some of our riding trips, but it also offers us an opportunity to give back to the community that has supported us since our founding back in 1985.

In each RM Rides article, you’ll find videos that take you through each step of the route. And when you’re ready to go yourself, we’ve got the GPS files to allow you to plan your own trip. We’ve marked good spots to camp for the night or gas up for the next segment of riding. You’ll also find helpful tips and interesting trivia about the route. Who knows? Maybe we’ll see you on the trail next!

Dirty Devil
Battle Born South
Hole-in-the-Rock East

// ADV MOTORCYCLES //

BATTLE BORN NORTH

Traversing wide-open deserts, climbing numerous mountain trails, passing decrepit ranches, and exploring forgotten spaces of the American Old West – that’s what the Battle Born North adventure ride is all about.

This four-day ride travels across over 700 miles of northern Nevada, providing some of the most breathtaking views the state has to offer. It begins in Wendover on the Utah–Nevada border and crosses through mountainous territory to reach Eureka. From there, it arcs up past Battle Mountain just past the border into Idaho before dropping into a canyon and beginning a southward direction. It turns east and crosses into Utah through the Great Salt Lake Desert before arriving back at Wendover.

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BATTLE BORN SOUTH

The Battle Born South motorcycle adventure ride is a journey where you can ride for hours through the vast mountain ranges and miles of open space before ever seeing another living soul. For those who brave a ride through this immense western landscape, you’ll be rewarded with discoveries of mining ghost towns, glimpses of wild horses, countless geological wonders and much more.

This four-day ride travels across over 1,100 miles of Nevada and Utah, with the focus of the route taking place in the central eastern region of the Battle Born state. It begins in Payson, UT, at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC headquarters and heads west in Nevada. It crosses over and around several mountains, passing landmarks like the Lunar Crater and Diana’s Punchbowl. It passes through Eureka and back over to Ely before following the Pony Express Trail into Utah.

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DIRTY DEVIL

After traveling 13 miles up a dirt road so treacherous it was named Hell’s Backbone, you reach a bridged crossing with 1,500-foot drops on either side. The surrounding area is called Death Hollow for a reason. Welcome to the Dirty Devil motorcycle adventure ride.

This four-day ride encompasses nearly 1,000 miles of southeastern Utah through redrock deserts and past beautiful mountain vistas. It begins at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC headquarters in Utah and travels down into the San Rafael Swell. It crosses the eponymous Dirt Devil River before arriving at Lake Powell and heading west to Boulder and through Capitol Reef National Park. It travels north along a mountain ridge before dropping down into the valley and rounding Mount Nebo to arrive back in Payson.

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Hooked on Phoenix

It’s hard to beat the beautiful deserts of Nevada and Arizona, and that’s exactly what the Hooked on Phoenix ride delivers. It’s a favorite of ours for winter riding, and it’s also the first ride we documented as part of the RM Rides series.

This five-day ride encompasses 900 miles of Nevada and Arizona, beginning in Mesquite. It travels across open desert and drops down through the Moapa Valley, following Lake Mead to Henderson. It’s takes an off-road course over a mountain and into historic Oatman, then follows the old Route 66. It passes through desolate country, up mountain trails and around Alamo Lake before arriving in Phoenix. Once in Phoenix, the route reverses (with a little variation) back to Mesquite.

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// UTV //

HOLE-IN-THE-ROCK EAST

Imagine tackling rugged terrain that puts your UTV driving skills to the test – all while knowing that pioneers crossed the same terrain in wagons over a century earlier. This describes the Hole-in-the-Rock East UTV Adventure Ride exactly.

This ride is set up over four days (though it can be very flexible depending how much time you want to spend) in the Southern Utah desert on the southeast side of Lake Powell. It begins east of Hall’s Crossing and travels down to connect with the original pioneer trail. It climbs up Grey Mesa and takes two diverging paths (which can be split into separate day trips): one to the Rincon and one down the Chute and arriving at Little Hole-in-the-Rock. It backtracks to the highway to complete the trip.

// GPS FILES //

Ready to head out on your own adventure ride? Use our GPS files to kick-start your planning.

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