Back of the Dragon

General Info.

The premier road in North America offers thirty two miles and 438 curves of knee dragging fun.  The Back of the Dragon, which is named after the mystical medieval dragon, is the premier riding road in the nation! Ideal for sports cars or motorcycles, this road offers the most spectacular views you can find on the east coast! Crossing three mountains in its course from Tazewell to Marion, the Back of the Dragon offers curves, switchbacks, slaloms, hairpins, limited access and elevation changes that no other motorcycle route can offer. After becoming a Dragon Master, stop in a local dive for lunch or dinner. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to check out Painted Peak Brewery on Main Street Tazewell.  While here, spend some time riding the hundreds of miles of great byways in our county, maps can be obtained by calling 800-588-9401. 

Don’t forget to visit our welcome center on Main Street in Tazewell.  You will not only find helpful information but can purchase your Back of the Dragon apparel.   

Route 16
Tazewell, VA
(276) 385-1728

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