6. The Dragon/Tail Of The Dragon

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The Dragon (a.k.a. Tail of The Dragon) is one of the most challenging roadways you’ll ever traverse. You’ve probably heard its claim to fame of 318 curves in 11 miles, so you’re pretty much leaning to one side or the other the entire time you’re in motion on this road, bordered on its east end by the famous Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort. Problem is, The Dragon is famous, and that makes it dangerous. Men and women of skill and no skill go way too fast in everything from motorcycles to sportscars, and then throw in the occasional errant 18-wheeler and you’ve a recipe for carnage. Definitely go ride The Dragon if given the chance, just be wary of what might be lurking around each of those (and there are many) blind corners.