Run the Dragon while staying in a Gatlinburg Cabin
Jan 09, 2013
Ride the Dragon Biker Friendly Cabins
A lot of Heartland Cabin Rentals guests stay in our biker friendly cabins when they are attending events at Deals Gap. Deals Gap is a popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sports car driving enthusiasts as it is located along a stretch of two-lane road known as "The Dragon." The 11-mile stretch of the Dragon in Tennessee is said to have 318 curves. Some of the Dragon's sharpest curves have names like Copperhead Corner, Hog Pen Bend, Wheelie Hell, Shade Tree Corner, Mud Corner, Sunset Corner, Gravity Cavity, Beginner's End, and Brake or Bust Bend. The road earned its name from its curves being said to resemble a dragon's tail.
The road borders part of the southwestern boundary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with 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 areas with a few scenic overlooks and pull-off points along the route. The speed limit on the Dragon is 30 mph.
Contact us for assistance in choosing biker-friendly cabins that may offer:
• Off-street or private parking
• Carport or covered parking
• Paved access roads / driveways
• Non-mountaintop locations
• Outdoor spigots / water hoses
By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.