Amazing riding. 1 mile above sea level, 318 turns in 11 miles. Need to be very cautious because there are head on collisions on one side and steep gorges on the other.
did this ride twice back in Oct 13 2012. believe everything you hear, see, and read about this road. the most exciting 11 miles you will ever ride. twisties galore, hair pin turns, gravity drops, just an amazing ride. I rode it once with my girl on the back who actually said Im gonna throw up in my helmet and once alone after dropping her off. the most fun Ive had on my sports bike. road conditions are great. police is present, so be careful.and do not take your eyes of the road or you will end up off a cliff. not for beginner riders.
New rider here.. just did the dragon in July 2nd, what a rush and thrill it was .This is a must do on anybody's list.....
My son and I recently did Deals Gap (June 09). It was his first time. He loved it! Its a good ride, great curves and we didn see a single cop until we had returned to the Deals Gap store. We rode on a Friday morning, about 8am. Fog was just lifting and traffic was relatively light. There was some road work that had started on our return ride back to the gap. That slowed things and backed us up behind a string of cars and asphalt trucks. Bummer! But, the first ride great. Cherohala was also a great ride, and no road construction or cops when we came in on Thursday evening.