Jeep tours are similar to Jeep rentals, but they’re different in that Jeep tours are usually highly organized and structured. There is just enough flexibility built in to a Jeep tour that enables you to do some offroading while you’re seeing the sights. Jeep tours are a great way to enjoy the outdoors while taking in the sights and having all of the “minor details'” taken care of for you
The Dragon’s Tail has 318 curves in just 11 miles, so it’s no surprise that there are some tragedies and mishaps along the way. Many of them are memorialized on the Tree of Shame. Jim and I took these photos the first time we rode the Tail of the Dragon. We stopped at Deal’s Gap Motorcycle Resort, which is the home of the Tree of Shame.
The Tail of the Dragon — also called the Dragon’s Tail — is definitely a daredevil stretch of roadway. But that’s not why we go there. We go there for the scenic views and a fun ride in the Jeep with the top down. I’m sure the motorcyclists hate us for that though. Here are pictures & fun facts about the Tail of the Dragon at Deal’s Gap.