Hello CMurgel, I think the bike rental options may have improved and the ride will be super. Harry Hill , Basin Motor Works, Mancos, CO is/will be renting KLR bikes by that time.
If this is of interest to you, let me know , I will put you in contact with Harry, or contact you , or what ever works best for you.
Yes, I know KLR, but still a bike, still 2 wheels and the awesome roads will not know the difference.
Keep in touch, gale