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The Tail Of The Dragon Tee's Story

With 318 curves spread across 11 miles of Tennessee, the "Tail of the Dragon" at Deals Gap holds the title as America's number one motorcycle and sports car enthusiast throughway. A jarring stretch of asphalt where even the curves have names, such as the "Copperhead Corner", "Hog Pen Bend", "Wheelie Hell", and "Gravity Cavity". These curves, along with numerous others have inspired it's appropriate name. The "Tail of the Dragon" can be found on the map as US 129 and is a must-drive for those who ride the asphalt.



Deals Gap is a popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sportd car enthusiasts, as it is located along a stretch of two-lane road known since 1981 as "The Dragon".  The 11-mile stretch of the Dragon in Tennessee is said to have 318 curves. The road earned its name from its curves being said to resemble a dragon's tail. The stretch bears the street name "Tapoco Road" in North Carolina and "Calderwood Highway" in Tennessee and is signed entirely by US 129.

Since part of the road is also the southwestern border of the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, there is no development along the 11-mile stretch, resulting in no danger of vehicles pulling out in front of those in the right of way. It mostly travels through forested area and there are a few scenic overlooks and pull-off points along the route.

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