Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, NC

With 318 curves in 11 miles, it's America's number one motorcycle and sports car road. The nearby Cherohala Skyway is quickly becoming number two with its remote 60 miles of scenic mountain highway.


To some, the Dragon begins 3 miles south on the North Carolina side at Fugitive Bridge with a view of the Cheoah Dam where Harrison Ford jumped from in the movie The Fugitive


Next, US 129 climbs through The Slide, a steep series of "S" curves. The road then slightly straightens until a series of curves approaching the intersection of Moonshiner 28, another great road in itself.  

 

At Deal's Gap, the TN state line, The Dragon's curves continue for 11 miles on the way to Maryville, TN.  Download the pdf dragon map with mile markers and named curves. Get more tail of the dragon info here.

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