Tail of the Dragon

The Tail of The Dragon at Deals Gap, North Carolina is one of America's #1 motorcycle and sports car roads. With 318 curves in 11 miles, it is also one of most exciting routes to ride. Riders and drivers from across the US, Canada, and many other foreign countries come to The Tail of the Dragon to test their riding skills from April through October.

The Tail of The Dragon is truly a unique road. There are only two intersections within the 14 miles of road. There are 318 curves in the 11 miles located on the Tennessee side. The area is remote, with most of the roadway being bounded by United States Forest Service property, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and forested land owned by Alcoa Aluminum, operators the dams located along US129. Located about a 2 hour ride west of Asheville, this stretch of road will take you through some of the great towns and communities of western North Carolina including Waynesville, Cherokee, and Robbinsville.