Sierra Nevada Adventures Rating System

SNA Rides are designed for medium (650cc) to large (1200cc) dual sport adventure motorcycles.

Paved roads: Two-lane country roads, twisty canyon roads and remote single-lane forest service roads.

Easy dirt roads: Maintained dirt roads with small pot-holes, very few turns and easy grade change.

Mild dirt roads: Remote dirt roads with pot-holes, mud-holes and forest debris with curvy mild grade change.

Moderate dirt roads: Remote dirt roads with mud-holes, creek crossings, rocks and ruts with curvy moderate grade change.

Challenging dirt roads: Remote dirt roads with large mud-holes, creek crossings, loose rocks and ruts twisty curves and challenging grade change.


  • Wet muddy conditions will add another level of challenge to each category.
  • Less than (650cc) dual sport motorcycles are welcome.
  • Two-up passengers are Not allowed.
Man riding motorcycle through creek