Summers Coming

Wow, what a year so far. Just a lot of good stuff going on. Bring it and see what’s happening.

Memorial Day

A special day to remember those who gave their lives for our freedom. Please honor them and have a safe holiday.

February 3, 2023

We will have a few nice days here in the coming weekend, then the rain returns. We are looking at opening the Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack in early March with decent weather. Accommodation reservations are starting to fill in so make your plans for this season early.

December 26, 2022

We hope that you all had a great Christmas and survived the “bomb cyclone”.

Here at the Dragon we saw just a dusting, but the temperature hit 0 one night at the lower elevations and -10 or even lower on the Cherohala Skyway. It will be warming nicely from the 27th to end the year with high temps in the mid to high 50s. The new year prediction looks even warmer with highs in the 60s but there is a possibility of rain on the 3rd and 4th.

We are looking forward to opening our Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack March 3rd weather permitting. Hope to see you at the Big Metal Dragon sometime in 2023.

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.


July and many visitors have arrived at the Tail. We are now in the typical summer afternoon shower mode. Watch the weather and plan to take a break when the widely scattered rains move in for 30 minutes in the mid afternoon. When the weather stations call for 50% chance of rain, which is just about every day, you can be sure that the rain is wide spread and spotty. It usually clears with the sun back out late afternoon.  Traffic is picking-up on area roads so be courteous to others on the road. 

May 2022

Moving into the middle of spring we see the weather beginning to change into the summer pattern of afternoon showers. We have learned that when the prediction for rain is less than 50% for the day, rain is unlikely, or spotty and short lived at worst.

Also want to remind everyone that in North Carolina take it easy on the 4-lanes, especially on NC 28 and US19 near Bryson City and Andrews. Saw a large group pulled over the other day on 28. Easy pickings for troopers. Wide open roads with 55 or 60 mph limit is tempting to add a little extra, but you take your chances.

March 2022

The 2022 season is officially open at the Tail of the Dragon. The weather is perfection with temps in the 70s. Looks like a quick front might come through next weekend, but the temps will bounce back quickly. We are looking forward to seeing old friends return and making new friends in the coming months. Be sure to make you reservations early as we are looking at a big year as the Canadians return.

February 16, 2022

The 2022 season is rapidly approaching, and it looks to be a big year for the Tail of the Dragon and all of the other roads in the area. The weather is already moderating, and a number of cars and bikes have been taking advantage of it.

All the roads are in good shape. We can live with the Foothills being closed for a few months. The paving and upgrades will be a welcome change.

Get your gear in shape and plan your next two-lane blacktop adventure.

Our Tail of the Dragon T-shirt Shack will be opening in March and the Killboy team will be in full operation. Looking forward to seeing you all at the Big Metal Dragon.