SLC to Memphis & New Orleans

A Motorcycle Trip in 2022

A 14 day / 4,500 mile solo motorcycle ride that looped clockwise through the midwest and the south.

Updated on September 22, 2023

I made a semi last minute trip to visit friends in Memphis as well as surprise my Mom in Dallas. Of course, since I was on a motorcycle, I didn't want to take the direct route, so I plotted a course based upon some spots that I have always wanted to go to, such as Devils Tower, Sturgis / Black Hills, SD, Badlands and New Orleans.

In the proper style of adventure, a couple other opportunities and locations happened. For example, the opportunity came up to go to the 2022 Memphis Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony which included the appearance and or performances from Booker T. Jones, Ronnie Milsap, Priscilla Presley and Robert Plant. And to add the cherry on top, I had the pleasure to go with Tony Holiday and John Németh.

Here is a list of states that i road through and notable stops:

  1. Wyoming
    • Casper
    • Devils Tower
  2. South Dakota
    • Sturgis
    • Deadwood
    • Badlands
  3. Nebraska
  4. Iowa
    • Sioux City
  5. Missouri
    • Kansas City
    • St Louis
  6. Arkansas
  7. Tennessee
    • Memphis
  8. Mississippi
    • Biloxi, MS
  9. Louisiana
    • New Orleans / French Quarter
    • Baton Rouge
    • Shreveport
  10. Texas
    • Dallas
    • Amarillo
  11. New Mexico
    • Alberqueqe
  12. Colorado
    • Cortez
  13. Utah
    • Moab