Tail of the Dragon


Ride 318 curves in 11 miles

With 318 curves in just 11 miles of roadway, U.S. Highway 129 at Deals Gap near Tapoco has been named the top motorcycling road in America by several publications and surveys. Known as the Dragon because its curves resemble a dragon’s tail, this highway is a favorite of driving enthusiasts due to its remote location in the Great Smoky Mountains, lack of intersections, scenic vistas and proximity to other remarkable drives. The Dragon is one of several “twisty” mountain roads that make Western North Carolina a popular driving destination. North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains feature several attractions, events and lodgings that cater specifically to motorcycle and driving enthusiasts. Deals Gap offers lodging, food and all kinds of information, tips and assistance for motorcycle riders and gear heads who want to take a ride on the Dragon.

Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort, Robbinsville, NC

Website Get Directions

Featured Destinations

Leave a comment

You May Also Like