Great Smoky Mountains: Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Blueridge Parkway

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Great Smoky Mountains – Tail of the Dragon

The Great Smoky Mountains are a mountain range rising along the Tennessee–North Carolina border in the southeastern United States. They are a subrange of the Appalachian Mountains, and form part of the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province. The range is sometimes called the Smoky Mountains and the name is commonly shortened to the Smokies. The Great Smokies are best known as the home of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which protects most of the range. The park was established in 1934, and, with over 9 million visits per year, it is the most-visited national park in the United States.

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North Carolina Motorcycle tour to Great Smoky Mountains

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Motorcycle tour to the best roads of North Carolina – Deals Gap, Dragon Tail, Cherohala Skyway, Great Smoky Mountains,etc

Great Smoky Mountains: highway I-75
Great Smoky Mountains: highway I-75
Great Smoky Mountains: first look
Great Smoky Mountains: first look
Great Smoky Mountains: waterfall
Great Smoky Mountains: waterfall
Great Smoky Mountains: waterfall
Great Smoky Mountains: waterfall
Great Smoky Mountains: mountain river
Great Smoky Mountains: mountain river
Great Smoky Mountains: overlook
Great Smoky Mountains: overlook
Great Smoky Mountains: bikes at the overlook
Great Smoky Mountains: bikes at the overlook
Great Smoky Mountains: 360 degrees curve
Great Smoky Mountains: 360 degrees curve
Great Smoky Mountains: 360 degrees curve
Great Smoky Mountains: 360 degrees curve
Great Smoky Mountains: Suzuki BKing poses
Great Smoky Mountains: Suzuki BKing poses
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: Yamaha Warrior poses
Great Smoky Mountains: Yamaha Warrior poses
Great Smoky Mountains: Cheoah Dam
Great Smoky Mountains: Cheoah Dam
Great Smoky Mountains: Cheoah Dam
Great Smoky Mountains: Cheoah Dam
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: smoke and mountains
Great Smoky Mountains: Deals Gap resort
Great Smoky Mountains: Deals Gap resort
Great Smoky Mountains: the tail of dragon
Great Smoky Mountains: the tail of dragon
Blue Ridge Parkway: Cowee Mountains Overlook
Blue Ridge Parkway: Cowee Mountains Overlook

The Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is located at Deals Gap, North Carolina and is nestled deep in the Great Smoky Mountains on the NC/TN state line. We are also known to many as Deals Gap, the home of “The Dragon” or simply by the locals as “the Gap”. We hope that our website will provide you with helpful & useful information about the resort and surrounding southern region of the Appalachian mountains.

The resort is open March 1st (before Daytona Bike Week) through Late November and provides you with all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay overnight or a quick fuel up to get back on our twisty roads. With the world famous Dragon literally outside our doorstep, you can encounter one of the most technical & challenging roads in the country. Of course, people come to the attraction of 318 curves in 11 miles, but they soon discover all the best kept secrets of the many great roads leading you here. Like the land that time forgot, you will not find any driveways, gas stations, subdivisions, or mini malls. In place of all the hustle & bustle of big city life, you will find many scenic & beautiful places to stop & take time to soak in all the natural beauty that our area has to offer.

Without a doubt, you will have one of the best motorcycling experiences one could have. The staff here at DGMR is committed to helping you in planning & experiencing one of the best vacations that you will ever have!

The Cherohala Skyway was opened and dedicated in 1996. The road has been designated a National Scenic Byway. The road cost over 100 million dollars to construct. The Cherohala Skyway crosses through the Cherokee National Forest in Tennessee and the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. The name “Cherohala” comes from the names of the two National Forests: “Chero” from the Cherokee and “hala” from the Nantahala. The Cherohala Skyway is located in southeast Tennessee and southwest North Carolina. The Skyway connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, with Robbinsville, North Carolina, and is about 40+ miles long. The Cherohala Skyway is a wide, paved 2-laned road maintained by the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. The elevations range from 900 feet above sea level at the Tellico River in Tennessee to over 5400 feet above sea level at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line at Haw Knob.

Outstanding scenery and recreational opportunities make the Blue Ridge Parkway one of the most visited sections of the National Park System.

Split-rail fences, old farmsteads, mountain meadows and scenic overlooks with endless vistas make the Blue Ridge Parkway a popular attraction.

The Parkway incorporates numerous campgrounds, picnic areas and trails.

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  • Tail of the Dragon September 24, 2015 Reply

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