Wow aFan, that sounds like a great time ahead of you. Let me suggest, that if you do decide to come out west that you owe it to yourself to stop in at the 3 Step Hideaway. It is just a short distance north of the 4 Corners Monument (Utah-Colorado-NewMex-Arizona) and about 50 miles south of Moab Utah. They are at a pretty high elevation so they are normally about 15f cooler every day than Moab which makes it very nice to come, stay and ride. I stayed there 5 days and from there i took a couple of day rides. One day I hit Ouray Co for lunch and then rode the Million Dollar Hwy(that was cool), then down through Durango and over to the 4 Corners Monument and back. Monument Valley is a nice ride, i rode part of that as well. Moab of course. Wherever you decide, ride safe and have a blast!
3 Step Hideaway