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.
NC28 is open !! Crews from our local Graham County Land Company worked 24 hours per day since Dec. 22 to open a lane of traffic between Fontana Dam and N.C. 143.
In other news, our Tshirt Shack is now open for the season. We will be open on favorable weather days during the month of March. Early spring in the Smoky Mountains can bring temps reaching the mid 60’s to extreme cold and snow storms. If you plan a visit, make sure to check the current weather forecast. Area resorts and restaurants will start to open in March and everyone should be open by the first week in April.
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There are a wide variety of accommodations in our area. These range from basic tent camping to exclusive mountain top resorts.
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