Buffalo Bill Tour

15 days
Difficulty Level
4200 km

Buffalo Bill Tour

Welcome to the Buffalo Bill Mountain Tour, an exhilarating motorcycle journey through the heart of the Rocky Mountains. This tour is a dream come true for those passionate about motorcycling and craving unparalleled experiences. We’ll take you on a round trip that encompasses several of America’s top motorcycle roads, offering a blend of thrilling “backroads” and breathtaking mountain vistas.

Prepare to be amazed by routes like the Silverthread Historic Byway, the Million Dollar Highway (Hwy 550), which is celebrated as the USA’s fourth-best motorcycle road and boasts elevations up to 3,400 meters (about 11,155 feet). Immerse yourself in the beauty of routes like the Wild West run, Grand Loop Road, Beartooth Highway (ranked as No. 1), Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, Black Hills Run, Wildlife Loop, and Iron Mountain Road. The majesty of these roads cannot be captured in words; they demand to be lived.

But that’s not all. This tour also takes you through iconic locations such as Denver, historic Durango, the world’s highest HD dealer, Moab, Arches National Park, Yellowstone with its Old Faithful Geyser, Cody, Devil’s Tower, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mt. Rushmore, and the Badlands. Each stop is a chapter in the rich tapestry of American culture, history, and natural beauty.

The Buffalo Bill Tour in the Rocky Mountains represents a paradise for motorcycle enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Get ready for a journey filled with awe-inspiring landscapes, thrilling rides, and unforgettable experiences.


Motorcycle/Car rental w/unlimited milage
1st choice vehicle model class
Shared room in biker-friendly hotels
Continental breakfast at most hotels
Entrance fees Nat. parks
Welcome meeting
Multi-lingual Tour leader
Transport to rental company
Support van w/ luggage
State min. SLI insurance
Loss damage Waiver
Half-shell helmet
Tour PDF w/route description.
Pictures from the tour
NOT Included
Optional attractions
Vehicle model guarantee
Security deposit for LDW
Food and beverages
LDW Zero & insurance upgrades
Anything not listed in “Included” above



Day 1: Departure - Arrival Denver, Colorado

Welcome to Denver!

Upon the arrival of all tour participants, we’ll gather for a welcoming meeting, complemented by refreshments, where everyone—participants and tour leaders alike—will be introduced. The focus of the evening is on fostering connections among the group. For those who still have energy to spare after their travels, there’s the option to visit a local bar close by, offering a relaxed setting to further acquaint yourselves and kick off the adventure ahead.


Day 2: Denver - Gunnison

(Driving day 1: 330 km/205 miles)

We kick off the day with an informative meeting to discuss the details of your Buffalo Bill Mountain Tour, including practical information and preparations for motorcycle and car rental checkouts.

After checking out of the hotel, we’ll mount our bikes and set off on the 4,200 km long Sturgis & Buffalo Bill Mountain tour. As we leave Denver behind, we embark on an extraordinary journey rich in history, adventure, and enjoyment. The initial part of our ride will take us through some urban and interstate driving before we hit our designated back roads, surrounded by stunning landscapes. We’ll start off easy to allow everyone to get comfortable with the traffic and driving conditions.

Our adventure truly begins on exciting motorcycle roads. Our first stop is in Fairplay, to explore the “ghost town” of South Park City, now serving as a museum dedicated to the old Wild West. After soaking up some Wild West history, we’ll continue to Gunnison, where we’ll relax and share stories from the first enchanting leg of our journey. This day sets the tone for the incredible experiences that await us on the road ahead.


Day 3: Gunnison - Durango

(Driving day 2: 372 km/231 miles)

Today, we embark on a journey along some of the USA’s finest back roads, leaving Gunnison behind to traverse the stunning Silverthread Scenic Byway. With curvy paths winding through awe-inspiring scenery, make sure your cameras are at the ready for the unforgettable vistas. Our first stop is Lake City, a spot perfect for soaking in the serene atmosphere and capturing the beauty of our surroundings.

Afterward, we’ll continue to South Fork for a lunch break, recharging before we tackle the magnificent Wolf Creek Pass. This segment promises breathtaking views and exhilarating riding, a highlight for any motorcycle enthusiast.

Our day concludes in Durango, a historic mining town that once drew treasure hunters by the droves, eager to extract gold and silver from the mineral-rich mountains. The wealth generated from these noble metals turned Durango into a thriving, prosperous city, seemingly untouched by economic downturns. Durango’s residents maintain a lifestyle free from the typical hustle and bustle, known for their hospitality and friendliness.

Prepare for a cozy evening in Durango’s historic district, where the charm of the Old West meets the relaxed vibe of this unique community. It’s the perfect setting to unwind and reflect on the day’s adventures.


Day 4: Durango - Moab

(Driving day 3: 355 km/220 miles)

Today marks a highlight of our tour, offering an array of incredible driving experiences on enchanting backroads, navigating through sharp curves, and taking in the spectacular mountain scenery, waterfalls, and charming old Pioneer towns.

Departing Durango, our first stop will be at roadside hot springs, offering a unique natural experience right by the road. From there, we journey north on breathtaking mountain roads towards Silverton, where we’ll visit the world’s “highest” Harley Davidson dealer in terms of elevation.

Next, we embark on the renowned “Million Dollar Highway,” also part of the San Juan Skyway, which stands as the fourth-best motorcycle road in America. This route promises an unparalleled driving experience, creating memories that will last a lifetime. The “San Juan Skyway” earns its name as we traverse mountain passes soaring 3,353 meters (about 11,000 feet) above sea level, presenting us with stunning vistas that feel close enough to touch the sky. We’ll make several stops along the way to fully appreciate this extraordinary journey. Upon reaching the end of the road in Ouray, you may even feel the urge to turn back and experience it all over again. Here, we’ll take a lunch break and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Our fairytale day continues as we ride on beautiful backroads through the mountains towards Moab, situated at the gateway to Arches National Park. The evening will be spent amid these spectacular landscapes, rounding off a day filled with awe and wonder.


Day 5: Moab

(Fun and explorer day)

Today is dedicated to exploring the wonders of Moab, the breathtaking Arches National Park, and the expansive Canyonlands, all at your own pace. A visit to Arches National Park is a must, where unforgettable rock formations will indeed take your breath away. We highly recommend taking the time to hike out to the world-famous Delicate Arch, a symbol of Utah’s natural beauty and a sight that encapsulates the majesty of the park.

For those seeking adventure, Moab offers countless opportunities for ATV, Jeep rentals, or even horseback riding, providing various ways to explore the rugged terrain and unique landscapes.

Arches National Park is home to the world’s largest concentration of natural stone arches. This 73,000-acre park boasts over 2,000 of these natural wonders, set against a backdrop of red, arid desert interspersed with some of the most unusual eroded sandstone formations, including pinnacles, spears, balanced rocks, and, of course, the iconic arches themselves.

We’ll ensure there’s an opportunity to capture one of this year’s most memorable holiday photos amidst the park’s stunning scenery. Today promises an adventure filled with awe-inspiring views and a deep connection with nature’s artistry.


Day 6: Moab - Park City

(Driving day 4: 370 km/230 miles)

oday serves as a transitional journey, bridging the gap between our recent adventures and the upcoming excitement of the Wild West run & Yellowstone National Park. We’ll be heading north towards Salt Lake City, with our day culminating in the picturesque Park City.

This leg of the trip offers a chance to reflect on the experiences thus far while anticipating the wonders that lie ahead. Park City, known for its stunning landscapes and rich history, provides a serene backdrop for our evening. It’s a perfect moment to gather our thoughts, share stories, and prepare for the adventures awaiting in Yellowstone and beyond.


Day 7: Park City - Jackson

(Driving day 5: 470 km/292 miles)

Today, our journey takes us towards the enchanting Yellowstone National Park and the thrilling “Wild West Run.” Our route leads us northward, passing by the stunning Bear Lake, a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border known for its vibrant turquoise waters and scenic beauty.

Continuing on to Montpelier, we’ll delve into the rich history of the Old West with a visit to the site of Butch Cassidy’s infamous bank robbery. This stop offers a glimpse into the daring exploits of one of the most notorious outlaws in American history, adding a layer of intrigue to our adventure.

Our drive then leads us to Jackson, nestled in the valley of Jackson Hole. This area, a popular vacation destination for affluent Californians, boasts breathtaking landscapes and a vibrant cultural scene. The evening promises a memorable experience at the famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, an iconic venue that captures the spirit of the West with its unique decor and atmosphere.

Today’s journey blends natural beauty with historical exploration and ends with an evening steeped in the rich ambiance of the Wild West, setting the stage for the wonders of Yellowstone that await.


Day 8: Jackson - Cody

(Driving day 6: 383 km/240 miles)

Today marks a tour highlight that promises a day filled with extraordinary and unforgettable experiences. We’ll be venturing into the majestic Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, embarking on one of the most celebrated motorcycle routes in the US—the Wild West Run (Jackson – Yellowstone Lake). Our journey takes us past the stunning Jackson Lake before we arrive at the iconic Old Faithful Geyser. Known for its predictable eruptions, occurring roughly every 35 to 120 minutes, Old Faithful was the first geyser in the park to be named, receiving its moniker during the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition in 1870.

Our adventure through Yellowstone continues as we take on the Grand Loop Rd, leading to a stop at the breathtaking Artist Point, offering views that truly capture the essence of the park’s beauty. The day also brings us up close with live buffalo herds, providing thrilling encounters with these majestic creatures while reminding us to maintain a safe distance from the wildlife, including bears, wolves, elk, and buffalos.

We conclude our day by riding into Cody, the heartland of Buffalo Bill (William F. Cody), where we’ll dine at the historic Irma Hotel, a place steeped in the legacy of one of the most famous figures of the American West. This day is not just a journey through landscapes but a voyage back in time, immersing us in the natural and cultural heritage that defines this remarkable region.


Day 9: Chief Joseph Scenic Byway & Beartooth Hwy

(Driving day 7: 368 km/231 miles)

Today is destined to be a tour highlight for many as we take on the world-renowned “Beartooth Highway,” acclaimed as the USA’s top motorcycle route. The Beartooth Highway’s legendary status among bikers globally is well-earned, offering an unparalleled experience of winding mountain roads, sharp hairpin turns, and breathtaking views. Given the demanding nature of this drive, we’ll proceed at a comfortable and safe pace, ensuring everyone’s safety while allowing ample time to savor the ride and the vistas. Keep your camera at the ready; you’re about to travel on one of the world’s premier motorcycle roads. Enjoy every moment!

En route to Beartooth Pass, our journey will include the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway, another unforgettable experience that promises stunning landscapes and a taste of the area’s rich history. After our exhilarating ride back to Cody, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the spectacular Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a museum that pays homage to the life and legacy of one of the most iconic figures of the American West. Today’s adventure combines thrilling rides with cultural exploration, making it a truly memorable day.


Day 10: Cody - Gilette

(Driving day 8: 409 km/255 miles)

Prepare for another day filled with thrilling rides on spectacularly curvy and fun mountain roads as we venture into the stunning landscapes of Big Horn Canyon & National Forest. The breathtaking scenery promises to be a visual feast, ensuring your smile remains firmly in place throughout the journey.

We’ll take a break for lunch and some cowboy-shopping in Sheridan, offering a chance to immerse yourself in the local culture and perhaps pick up some unique souvenirs. Following our stop in Sheridan, our route takes us past the iconic “Spotted Horse” bar, a landmark known to many travelers and locals alike, as we make our way to Gillette.

Today’s drive is all about the joy of motorcycle touring, combining the thrill of the ride with the beauty of the American West’s landscapes and the charm of its small towns. Get ready for a day that encapsulates the spirit of adventure and the freedom of the open road.


Day 11: Gillette - Deadwood

(Driving day 9: 242 km/151 miles)

Embark on a day of thrilling exploration in the Black Hills, the celebrated site of the Sturgis Bike Rally, known as the mother of all bike rallies. Today promises an adventure that you’ll remember for a lifetime! Our journey begins with a ride to the iconic Devil’s Tower, an awe-inspiring geological feature that gained additional fame as a backdrop in the sci-fi movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” Take a moment to appreciate the majestic rock formations and the natural beauty that surrounds this unique monument.

Next, we’ll make our way to Sundance, the namesake of the infamous Sundance Kid, adding a touch of Wild West history to our adventure. Following this, our route leads us through the stunning Spearfish Canyon, a masterpiece of nature featuring landscapes so picturesque they seem as though they’ve been lifted from a painting.

Our journey through the Black Hills continues as we pass through Deadwood, a town steeped in history and legend. We’ll visit the “No. 10 Saloon,” the infamous site where Wild Bill Hickok met his end during a poker game, holding what is now famously known as the “Deadman’s Hand.” Deadwood, located within an Indian reservation, is unique for its gambling rights, echoing the town’s rich history of lawlessness and adventure. It was also in Deadwood that Calamity Jane, the renowned female sharpshooter, first encountered Wild Bill Hickok, with whom she would later become romantically involved.

Today’s journey through the Black Hills is not just a ride through stunning landscapes but a voyage into the heart of American folklore and history, offering a deep connection to the legends that shaped the Wild West.


Day 12: Deadwood - Black Hills Run - Sturgis

(Driving day 10: 275 km/171 miles)

Today promises an unforgettable ride as we take on the renowned Black Hills Run, soaking in the spectacular attractions around Sturgis and capturing the essence of the world-famous Sturgis Bike Rally.

Our journey through the Black Hills Run leads us to the Crazy Horse Memorial, the world’s largest rock-carved monument. This awe-inspiring sculpture is a testament to the rich history and culture of the Native American people.

From there, we venture into Custer and explore Custer State Park, a place that mesmerized General George A. Custer with its stunning natural beauty. As we navigate Needles Highway and Wildlife Loop, keep your eyes peeled for live buffalo sightings—a truly wild encounter.

Lunch will be enjoyed in the great outdoors of Custer State Park, offering a moment to relax amidst the park’s picturesque landscapes. Our adventure continues with a visit to Mount Rushmore, where the monumental carvings of three presidents stand as a testament to American heritage.

Next, we tackle the famous Iron Mountain Road, known for its unique engineering and spectacular views, offering a driving experience like no other.

After immersing ourselves in the beauty and history of the Black Hills, we make our way to Sturgis, the heartbeat of the Sturgis Bike Rally. This small town transforms into a hub of motorcycle culture and camaraderie during the rally, making it a must-visit for biking enthusiasts. We’ll park our bikes and step into the world-renowned Knuckle Saloon for a taste of the atmosphere.

Today is more than just a ride; it’s an exploration of monumental sites, natural beauty, and the spirited culture of motorcycling, culminating in a celebration of the biker lifestyle in Sturgis.


Day 13: Sturgis - Scottsbluff

(Driving day 11: 510km/318 miles)

As we bid farewell to Sturgis, our journey takes us southward, with our first destination being the awe-inspiring Badlands National Park. Renowned for its rugged beauty, the Badlands attract visitors from across the globe. The park’s unique geological formations hold one of the world’s most extensive fossil beds, revealing ancient mammals such as rhinoceroses, horses, and saber-toothed tigers that once roamed this land.

Spanning 244,000 acres, Badlands National Park offers a vast expanse of mixed-grass prairie, home to contemporary wildlife including bison, bighorn sheep, prairie dogs, and the endangered black-footed ferrets, providing a glimpse into the area’s ongoing natural history.

Our day concludes in Scottsbluff, marking our final night on the road. This location presents an opportunity to reflect on the incredible experiences and scenic beauty we’ve encountered throughout our tour. Scottsbluff, with its own rich history and scenic landscapes, offers a fitting backdrop for our last evening together, allowing us to savor the memories we’ve made before concluding our epic journey.


Day 14: Scottsbluff - Denver

(Driving day 12: 384 km/239 miles)

As our journey along the United States’ best backroads and the Buffalo Bill Mountain Tour draws to a close, we embark on our final leg today. Our route takes us southward, passing through Cheyenne and Greeley, before making our way back to Denver. This marks the conclusion of an unforgettable expedition through some of the most majestic landscapes and historic sites the Rocky Mountains and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Upon our arrival in Denver, we’ll return the bikes and shed our riding gear for more comfortable attire, signifying the end of our road adventure. The afternoon will be spent in the vicinity of our hotel, allowing us some leisure time to relax and perhaps reflect on the many memories we’ve created together.

Our journey concludes with a farewell dinner, where we’ll share stories, laughter, and maybe even plans for future adventures. This dinner isn’t just a meal; it’s a celebration of the bonds formed and the experiences shared over the course of our tour, a fitting end to an incredible journey through the heart of America’s wilderness and history.


Day 15: Departure Denver - Home travel

As we bid farewell to the majestic Rocky Mountains, the unparalleled backroads of the US, and the vibrant city of Denver, it’s time to return home. The group will travel together by shuttle to the airport, marking the end of an extraordinary journey. We’re grateful for the incredible rides, the joyous times shared, and most importantly, your decision to embark on this adventure with Explorify.

We wish you a safe journey back home and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to welcome you on another adventure, whether it be in the US, South America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, or Europe.

Please note: Due to the time difference, travelers from Europe will find themselves arriving home a day after they depart from the US.

Additionally, this itinerary serves as a guide for the tour’s planned activities and experiences. While deviations may occur, rest assured that our dedicated tour leaders will make every effort to deliver the program as outlined, ensuring that it is both feasible and in alignment with the circumstances at hand. We’re always seeking ways to enhance the tour, so you might find yourself pleasantly surprised along the way.

Thank you once again for choosing Explorify. Safe travels, and we hope to adventure with you again soon!

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