7. Copper Canyon


This one’s specifically for all the adventure-touring riders out there. Copper Canyon, in the southwestern part of of Chihuahua, Mexico, is said to be larger and deeper than the Grand Canyon. I’ve never been, but the place has been on my radar since I first heard about it in the early ’90s. According to MotoDiscovery, the tour company that’ll guide you on a nine-day, 1,450-mile round trip from El Paso, Texas to Batopilas, Chihuahua (see above map), “road surfaces consist of gravel, rock, very little sand, occasional stream crossing and everything in between. You will also ride some very fun and sporting paved mountain roads.” Sounds delicious!