I ride a lot in the desert during the colder months. If you don't get to high in elevations the snow isn't too deep. ( we are a desert state after all)
February Rides will probably have some snow on the ground. But by march we can ride the desert with a just a jacket and not worry about snow. Some of my favorite rides are into the san rafael swell area of central Utah in late march and april and down to Bryce Canyon in May.
By June we start heading up to higher elevation alpine areas to ride to get away from the heat. But some of the higher elevation passes won't be snow free until July.
Come September we start hunting. So most rides are in what ever area we have draw Elk or Deer tags.
So bottom line is we ride and camp year round, But we select the area to do it in.
February Rides in the San Rafael
April Rides in the San Rafael. We don't go into this narrow canyons when there is snow and ice on the ground. The sun just never melts whats deep in these canyons
Each may we head down to Bryce Canyon area. It's located at 8000 foot, So it takes a little longer to melt off.
September brings hunting season. Which is usually my wall tent season