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 recent rock slide on NC 28 has caused some detour problems for Fontana Village during the holidays. It will likely be several weeks before the area is cleared for traffic due to the instability of the entire slope. Visitors can still access the Tail of the Dragon via US 129 either direction.
The coming week looks like sub-freezing weather for the area. At least there are no winter storms predicted at this point. Stay tuned to the weather as this can change at any time here in the mountains.
Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Wishing you a safe and prosperous New Year. – The Tail of the Dragon Gang
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