Monument Valley: “It’s just an unbelievable landscape,” says Dave Edwards, a guide with Trek Travel for 16 years, of the desert scenery you’ll encounter on the approximately 45-mile ride that stretches along Route 13 from northern Arizona to southern Utah through Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Tribal Park.

In terms of difficulty level, the route, which is slightly hilly and open to cars, is best suited to intermediate riders, Edwards says. Extend your stay overnight and experience yet another pinch-me panorama: an “unreal” sky of stars, he says.

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