What is “the Dragon” (aka “the Tail of the Dragon”, “Deals Gap” and “Tale of the Dragon”)?
The Dragon is a portion of US129 in Tennessee that features 318 curves in 11 miles. Riders and drivers from all over the world visit The Dragon in hopes of conquering its many twists and turns. Beginning at the south end at the NC/TN state line, the Dragon winds its way north to mile marker 11 at Tab Cat Bridge. If you travel a few miles further, you will find Foothills Parkway, a scenic drive which will take you as far as Wears Valley, TN. If you are travelling south on the Dragon, as you pass the state line you will find Deals Gap, the Tail of the Dragon, Fontana Dam, Cherohala Skyway and many other points of interest.
As you travel the Dragon, you will notice the 129Photos.com Dragon photographers shooting from strategic points along the way. Smile, wave, or simply ignore as you pass by but be sure to check the Dragon photo gallery web site to view Dragon pictures of you taming the Dragon.