Nestled in the mountains between the states of Tennessee and North Carolina in the southeastern United States is one of the most dramatic and beautiful roads in the entire world, attracting visitors from around the country and around the world.
“The Dragon,” a slice of US Highway 129, is a curvy stretch of road in the Appalachian Mountains which offers up a real thrill to car- and motorcycle-lovers. This 11-mile, or 18-kilometer, stretch of road has over 300 curves and is perfect for anyone looking to challenge their driving acumen.
Any given weekend during the spring, summer, and fall months of the year features thousands of motorcyclists and drivers who take to the mountains to experience a truly unique stretch of asphalt.
Not only is this road extreme, but it also features some of the best views of the Smoky Mountains that you’ll find in the region. At the top of “The Dragon” after crossing the border into North Carolina, a beautiful lookout awaits drivers who know where to stop.
So, if you are in the Smoky Mountains region and want to spend an afternoon taking a truly unforgettable trip, “The Dragon” is a perfect option for you.