National Geographic recently commissioned me to write up the ‘Top 10 Motorcycle Rides in the USA’ for the National Geographic Travel website: “The World’s Best Trips, Adventures and Places to Visit”.

I considered long and hard and came up with the following list:

Me and my BMW at Sequoia National Park; copyright Christopher P Baker– Pacific Coast Highway, Carmel to Morro Bay: California

– Peak to Peak Highway: Colorado

– Blue Ridge Parkway: North Carolina and Virginia

– Tail of the Dragon: North Carolina and Tennessee

– Beartooth Highway: Montana and Wyoming

– Going-to-the-Sun Road: Montana

– Coastal Route One: Maine

– Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument Ride: Utah

– Natchez Trace Parkway: Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi

– River Road: Texas

Read the entire report on the National Geographic Travel website.


Christopher P Baker


Christopher P. Baker, one of the world's most multi-talented and successful travel writers and photographers has been named by National Geographic as one of the world's foremost authorities on Cuba travel and culture. Winner of the Lowell Thomas Award 2008 as 'Travel Journalist of the Year,' he has authored more than 30 books, leads tours for National Geographic Expeditions, Edelwiss Bike Travel, and Jim Cline Photo Tours, among other companies, and is a Getty Images and National Geographic contributing photographer.