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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

Season Winding Down

As 2021 comes to an end we see the weather changing with colder nights, but the days temps look to be moderate in the 70s. There is still plenty of time to get out and enjoy the area roads before winter sets in. We do have some colder weather gear at the Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack. Just look for the Big Metal Dragon.

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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. 

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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. 

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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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#tailofthedragon

11 miles with 318 curves and no intersections.

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Daddy’s here

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Alrighty, we have lots of new faces here. So, who is going to be a new rider/driver on the Tail of the Dragon this Spring? Drop your ride and where you’re heading in from in the comments below.

Need more details? Start here:

Beginning at Deals Gap on the Tennessee/North Carolina state line is the Tail of the Dragon. It is considered by many as one of the world's foremost motorcycling and sports car touring roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy this 11-mile stretch of US 129.The Dragon is desolate and can be a real adventure in the winter months. We've had to deal with bears, turkeys, deer, and wild boars in the road, trees down, ice/snow, and tractor-trailers taking up both lanes in the curves. It is not a road for the squeamish, but if you're looking for a lot of excitement, don't miss this one.

Keep reading here: https://tailofthedragon.com/details/
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Experience 318 curves in 11 miles. Only on the Tail of the Dragon.

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A moment of snow from fontanavillage

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See bald river falls off of the Cherohala Skyway.

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Did you know that Highway 129 is open 365 days a year AND our online store! Go to tailofthedragonstore.com for all your Dragon 🐉 gear. #247365 #tailofthedragon #318curvesin11miles #officialtailofthedragon #828isgreat ...

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Miatas at the Gap is over and we are headed back to reality. 😭

I’m ready to move to North Carolina so Cherry can be where she truly belongs. We are both SO ready for our next trip to the gap in November. 🥰🍒

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#MX5 #MazdaMX5 #Miata #MazdaMiata #NDMiata #NDMX5 #SoftTop #Roadster #MiatasAtTheGap #MATG #MATG25 #CarGirl #MiataGirl #MazdaGirl #MazdaUSA #OrlandoFlorida #RoadTrip #NorthCarolina #BrysonCity #DealsGap #TailOfTheDragon
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Raise your hand if your neck of the woods is looking like this.

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Words can’t describe what it’s like driving the dragon, but today’s video might put that in some fun perspective. If any of you have seen Best Motoring, you’ll get a kick out of it!
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Winter on the tail of the dragon.

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North bound or south bound? Which do you prefer?

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Happy New Year from the Tail of the Dragon! ...

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One of the best events and weekends I’ve been to in a long time, had slight issue with mine and so many people went out their way to help me get my car back up and running again. Thanks to everyone and can’t wait for next year! #rvd6 #raptorsvsthedragon #hyundai #hyundaiveloster #hyundaivelosterturbo #hyundaivelostern #fontanavillage #tailofthedragon #socalgarageworks #kdmempire #kdmtuners #hyundaivelosternav #velosternation #velosterunderground #velosterworld #veloster_addicts ...

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