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.
October 9, 2018
This past week saw the first two deaths on the Dragon for 2018.
On Friday afternoon October 5th a 44 year-old Georgia man south bound went off the road at mile marker 5.5 and was pronounced dead at the scene. News media indicates that the death was a “medical emergency” and was not caused by the accident itself.
On Monday afternoon October 8th a 70 year old Tennessee man north bound crossed the center line at mile marker 7 and hit two oncoming cars. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Please use extreme caution when driving or riding on the Tail. We hate posting such news.
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