The First Checkpoint To Exploring The Most Scenic Motorcycle Roads In America

When the adventure calls, grab your gear and head out into the wild on some of the most scenic motorcycle rides the US has to offer. With so many amazing options just a throttle twist away, we’ve ridden and documented some of the best motorcycle rods in the US.

The team of riders at First Checkpoint have been documenting some of their favorite rides all over the US. We’re aiming to provide you with an extensive list of the most scenic motorcycle riding routes across every state in America.

Each of our guides are ridden and written by members of the First Checkpoint community. If you’d like to contribute, drop a comment below and let us know about your favorite motorcycle passes that you’ve completed.

In each of our guides, you’ll find complete details as to some of the coolest points of interest you should definitely look out for on your journey. We’ve plotted each of these POI’s on the downloadable map which you can save to your phone or share with a friend to enjoy. Safety is always a primary concern, as such, we’ve also included all the emergency contact details for each region should anything go south.

The Most Scenic Motorcycle Roads In The US

We begin our adventure riding journey in the heart of our home town, making our way through the states, riding and recording some of our favorite passes. Join us for an incredible journey. We’d love to hear your thoughts, and if you have any questions – please reach out or drop us a comment below.


Colorado has some epic riding many adventure riders will be familiar with. You should be well aware of the infamous Million Dollar Highway or Mesa Verde National Park, but what makes our guide to Colorado so exciting is the riding we’ve found off the beaten path. It’s in the great mountain peaks and the lowest depths of the valley where you’ll find the most incredible off road trails an adventure rider could ever dream of. Let’s not forget about the picture perfect Pagosa springs – but be sure to read the full guide for our secret to making this trip much more enjoyable.


California is world renowned for the Santa Monica pier. A definite must see for anyone that has never ventured into the youthful heart of Cali. Best ridden early in the morning to avoid the stampedes of traffic. More adventurous rides may lead you from Groveland to Lee Vining as you weave your way through the Yosemite National Park, keeping a careful eye out for wildlife and loose rocks throughout the mountain passes. For those seeking a spiritual adventure, head towards the great Joshua Tree which offers some breath taking camping spots along the way.