Butler Backcountry Discovery Route Maps- CHOOSE STATE
These Backcountry Discovery Routes (BDR) have been great sources for inspiration of both the Adventure Designs Team as well as thousands of their loyal customers. The BDR team as put together route maps state by state from one end to the other. These maps are complete with fuel, lodging, best roads, places to eat and places to see.
Available BDR State Maps:
New 2020 Northeast BDR
California South BDR
New Mexico BDR
These maps are sold each and here is a a sampling of some of the rides:
Arizona Backcountry Discovery Route
The AZBDR is the fourth route developed by the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. This scenic 750-mile south-to-north route crosses the state of Arizona beginning at the Mexico border and finishing at the Utah border. The route has been created specifically for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists who are interested in exploring Arizona’s remote backcountry. It utilizes many remote dirt roads and leads riders through iconic locations including the Mogollon Rim, Sunset Crater National Monument, Grand Canyon and the Navajo Nation, as well as the historic mining towns of Tombstone and Globe, AZ.
Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route
The Colorado Backcountry Discovery Route is a scenic ride across the state of Colorado, beginning in Four Corners and finishing at the Wyoming Border. The route has been created specifically for dual-sport and adventure motorcyclists who are interested in exploring Colorado’s majestic high-mountain ranges and historic mining country. This 675-mile south-to-north route utilizes many remote and high-elevation dirt roads and leads riders through a number of iconic locations including Telluride, San Juan Mountains, Continental Divide, Collegiate Range, Northern Rocky Mountains and historic Leadville, along the Colorado River. The COBDR feature-length documentary DVD produced by Noren Films and the accompanying Butler Motorcycle Map were released in 2013. Free GPS tracks of the route are available for download by following the 'Download GPS Tracks' link on the right. “I’m really excited to release the latest installment in the Backcountry Discovery Route series, the COBDR. It was a wonderful motorcycle expedition and I think we’ve created a classic adventure ride. Viewers of the film will get a taste of what awaits them in Colorado – spectacular scenery, historic mining towns and exhilarating adventure riding on what is arguably one of the best rides in the country.“ – Sterling Noren, Producer, Noren Films
Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route
The IDBDR is the fifth route developed by the Backcountry Discovery Routes organization for dual-sport and adventure motorcycle travel. The IDBDR is a south-to-north route across the state of Idaho covering over 1,250 miles of mostly non-paved track. The route begins in the old western town of Jarbidge, Nevada and meanders through the west side of the Idaho Rocky Mountains on the way to the Canadian Border at the Idaho Panhandle. Two stunning and historic backroads are part of the IDBDR - the Magruder Corridor and the Lolo Motorway. Several small mountain towns in Idaho are visited along the way including Yellow Pine, Burgdorf Hot Springs, Elk City, Avery, Wallace, and Clark Fork.
Oregon Backcountry Discovery Route
Oregon was the original backcountry discovery route and the inspiration for the BDR movement. The Oregon route is currently managed by the Oregon Off-Highway Vehicle Association (OOHVA), which sells the ORBDR maps and provides advice for riders. https://www.oohva.org/OBCDR/route5.html
Utah Backcountry Discovery Route
The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, or UTBDR, is a scenic driving route across the state of Utah, from Arizona to Idaho, for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4x4 vehicles. This 871 mile long south-north route uses mostly un-paved backroads and will pass through a number of iconic locations including Moab, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo and La Sal Mountain Ranges, Nine Mile Canyon, and the northern Wasatch Mountains.
Washington Backcountry Discovery Route
The Washington Backcountry Discovery Route (WABDR) is a scenic off-road route for dual-sport and adventure motorcycles that runs north to south from Oregon to Canada across the state of Washington. The 575 mile route uses mostly un-paved back roads through the beautiful Cascade Mountains and some arid landscapes of Eastern Washington. Some of the roads are wide, well-maintained gravel and many are rugged and narrow 2-track with steep grades, exposed corners and no warning signs or guard rails. The WABDR offers a less-travelled path for anyone looking to experience the beauty of Washington and explore backcountry areas. Many of the roads have been in place for decades and some have significant history dating back generations. It takes most people about 5-6 days to complete the route and there are some easy alternate sections to get around difficult stretches. There are many great camp spots along the way for those looking to rough it. The route also works well for those looking to stay in hotels or to do a little of both. The WABDR is also suitable for 4x4 vehicles looking for an easy, scenic drive.