Iron Works Grill, Tellico Plans TN

Lynn’s Place ~ Robbinsville NC

Wolf Creek General Store & Cafe

129 Dragon Shine & Helmets

Claw of the Dragon ~ Southwest Virginia

Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

Wheelers Performance ~ Robbinsville NC

Iron Works Grill, Tellico Plans TN

Appalachian Driving Experience

Cherokee Realty ~ Robbinsville NC

Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson ~ Maryville TN


Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles: America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road.

Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life.

The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming a destination too, with its remote 60 miles of breathtaking scenic mountain highway. The area also has other incredible roads like the Moonshiner 28, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain Loop, Devils Triangle, Blue Ridge Parkway, The Gambler NC209, Diamondback 226, Devil's Staircase, Six Gap North Georgia, The Snake US421 and many Great Forest Service Dual Sport and Jeep Roads.

The Complete History of US 129 from Chiefland, FL to Knoxville, TN
by Ron Johnson 2020

September 12, 2022

Nearly halfway through September already. This summer is passing fast. You still have plenty of time to plan a trip to the Tail and other area roads before winter sets in. High temps are still in the 80s and brisk mornings in the fifties are a treat. The next 10 days look like perfection. Pack your bags and lets do it.

Foothills Parkway Construction Progress

Sections of the Foothills Parkway between US129 and US321 are still under construction, but are now open. Expect delays and debris on the roadway, proceed with caution.

Tail of the Dragon Store

Tail of the Dragon offers custom signs in both street sign and shield format. You can add a photo too. What a great way to remember your trip to the Dragon. 

Tail of the Dragon Store

Find your swag for all the great roads including Cherohala Skwyay, Tail of the Dragon, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 

New Jersey Family
New Jersey Family at the Tail July 3, 2020

Upcoming 2022 Events

From official rallies with hundreds of attendees to a small gathering of friends, our region is ready to host your group. Let us help you plan your event.

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Big Road Update!
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