If you want to ride from Mexico to Canada--------offroad----and want something totally different than what almost everybody does-------you might be interested in a route me and a friend laid out from Lochiel Arizona to the Canadian border in Idaho.
It is much more challenging than the CDR and was one of the best rides of my life. I don't think anybody has tried are route after we did----so you could be the first.
The CDR is awesome--------this is way better. We rode 5,300 miles on this ride-----------big bikes need not apply.
I'm just about heading out the door to Baja---so will be out of touch---but here is the link if you want to read about it.
The ride started at the Mexico border at a highly secure border fence.
And ended on a dead end dirt road (full of grizzlies) at a waterfall a stones throw from the Canada border
Some of the riding in-between