Utah motorcycle ride
A perfect shot, with the Utah highway 24 sign behind me

I just returned from a wonderful adventure riding through Utah on a new Kawasaki Versys-X 300. I’ll be writing in much more detail about the trip on Go World Travel and at Business Traveler USA, but I wanted to summarize here on my blog. The adventure was a press trip hosted by Visit Utah and Kawasaki and we were a group of nine journalists.

 


Kodachrome Basin State Park
Riding through Kodachrome Basin State Park (Photo by Kevin Wing)

My adventure started with a flight from PSP to SLC, my first time using Palm Springs airport. Other than a three hour delay due to “crew rest” the flight was smooth and I quickly found myself in Salt Lake City. From Salt Lake City we drove south for three hours to Green River, where our ride would begin.

PSP Delta flight
Flying out of PSP for the first time

Our ride on the new Versys-X 300’s began in Green River and continued to Goblin Valley State Park. After visiting the park, we continued to Torrey, Utah, near Capitol Reef National Park. After spending the night in Torrey, we headed out to the Escalante Petrified Forest State Park and then to the Kodachrome Basin State Park.

Utah rest stop
This convenience store is carved out of a mountain
Kodachrome Basin State Park
A drone view of Kodachrome Basin State Park

 



 

 

At Kodachrome Basin, I got out my Yuneec Typhoon H drone and got some amazing footage, thanks to Bill Roberson, another journalist (and master drone pilot) who was one the press trip with us. Our ride continued through the beautiful landscape of Utah until Cedar City, where it ended. We spent the night in Cedar City then drove back up to Salt Lake City, which took about four hours.

Drone in Utah
Flying the drone as I ride through Kodachrome Basin

On my last day, we drove about four hours back up to Salt Lake City and on the way took a ride on the incredible Great Salt Lake.

Great Salt Lake
Taking a high speed boat ride on the Great Salt Lake

We then arrived in Salt Lake City and had some time to explore the Utah state house and the beautiful Mormon Temple and take a few pics. The next morning it was a quick Uber ride back to SLC airport for the quick flight back to Palm Springs.

Mormon Temple in Salt Lake City
The beautiful Mormon Temple in the heart of Salt Lake City
Utah State House
The Utah state house in Salt Lake City