Crossing Deals Gap at the Tennessee/North Carolina state line, the Dragon is considered by many as one of the world’s best motorcycling and sports car roads. Anyone looking for an exciting highway will enjoy this stretch of US129. The road is desolate and can be a real adventure in the winter months. We’ve had to deal with bears, turkeys, deer, and wild boars in the road, trees down, ice/snow, and tractor-trailers taking-up both lanes in the curves. It is not a road for the squeamish, but if you’re looking for a little excitement don’t miss this one.
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We stayed at Cherokee NC the night before our Tail of the Dragon ride. Enjoyed some gambling, dining and sites. We left our trailers at the motel then returned to retrieve them before heading over to Gatlinburg, TN. That jaunt took us through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.