US Route 129, Deal’s Gap (“Tail of the Dragon”) (TN)
The Road: Route 129, also known as Deals Gap, is an 11-mile mountain pass that skims the Great Smoky Mountains National Park at the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.
The Ride: This famous stretch of two-lane blacktop offers 318 tight twists in 11 miles, attracting legions of motorcycle and sports car fanatics from near and far.
When To Go: Come any time but summer, when crowds of enthusiasts swarm the road.
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