Butler motorcycle maps

haven

Expedition Leader
Butler is a small Colorado company that specializes in creating backroad route guides for motorcyclists. Their goal is to identify the most satisfying roads to ride in a given region. So far, the company has maps covering paved roads in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, the Texas Hill Country, and Southern California. The selected roads are given a rating from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most sublime.

For dual sport riders, Butler is working with a group called Backcountry Discovery Routes. http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/blog/ There are Backcountry Discovery Route maps for Washington state and Utah, with Colorado coming next year. Here's an 8 minute video that describes the Utah route. (The soundtrack is uninspired, in my view.)



The company web site has more information http://www.butlermaps.com
Butler also has a presence on ADV http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
 

Cabrito

I come in Peace
Nice..

I'm going to check out their site.

Heading to Moab next month with a bunch of KLR's for a week of camping and riding.
 

WU7X

Snow on the Roof
I have both the UT & WA BDRs plus DVDS. WARNING: Don't buy them unless you have hours of time available to dream and plan your escape! The routes described are magical. Having now been on portions of each, I can assure you that both are well worth the time and effort (lots of effort!) to follow and explore. Sadly, I won't be able to complete either by bike; growing older can be a ***** sometimes. But I am building up my 4Runner to complete both at a very leisurely pace. Hope to meet you on the trail.
 

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lonestrom

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I have both the UT & WA BDRs plus DVDS. WARNING: Don't buy them unless you have hours of time available to dream and plan your escape! The routes described are magical. Having now been on portions of each, I can assure you that both are well worth the time and effort (lots of effort!) to follow and explore. Sadly, I won't be able to complete either by bike; growing older can be a ***** sometimes. But I am building up my 4Runner to complete both at a very leisurely pace. Hope to meet you on the trail.
Hey Brother,good to see ya on here ( Nortwestrider here ).
Just bought the WABDR map and DVD for our upcoming trip next July.The Butler map is the best map I have ever seen.AWSOME quality and detail !!!.



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PJPR01

Adventurer
Just used a set of Butler maps for a 5200 mile moto trip from Houston to Colorado, Wyoming and Montana and back. Absolutely riveting reading, plus I also bought the Motorcycling Colorado and Motorcycling Montana books...both excellent reads and great references while on the trip. Well worth the investment...
 

wyorover

New member
Butler is a small Colorado company that specializes in creating backroad route guides for motorcyclists. Their goal is to identify the most satisfying roads to ride in a given region. So far, the company has maps covering paved roads in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, the Texas Hill Country, and Southern California. The selected roads are given a rating from 1 to 3, with 1 being the most sublime.

For dual sport riders, Butler is working with a group called Backcountry Discovery Routes. http://www.backcountrydiscoveryroutes.com/blog/ There are Backcountry Discovery Route maps for Washington state and Utah, with Colorado coming next year. Here's an 8 minute video that describes the Utah route. (The soundtrack is uninspired, in my view.)



The company web site has more information http://www.butlermaps.com
Butler also has a presence on ADV http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=598717
horrible maps what a wast of money research before you buy they suck
 

Tswhit15

Member
I can only say good things about Butler maps myself. I've actually ridden the Utah/Colorado/New Mexico BDRs which were well routed and super fun. The websites are very up-to-date on route changes/issues. Along with the maps you need to download the FREE gps tracks which are easy to follow. Obviously there is a lot of research that should go into every trip you take! Also, money wise, I believe they're about 14$.
 

tatanka48

Active member
Butler Maps... Great products specially if you are new to an area

if you are familiar w/ an area they can enhance your experience

these folks put 100's of thousands of miles on 2-wheelers into their research riding every route prior to printing their products(IIRC in concert w/ TourTech while testing their products)

the accompanying books can add even more to your experience

anyone who fails to take advantage of all available information prior to an adventure only shorts him/her self

"T"
 
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