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4.21 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.21
31 Reviews

The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123

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By Cruz'N (2 McR Points) on Jun 01, 2009

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Guest
October 25, 2010
OK, I've ridden the Dragon at Deal's Gap a few…
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Sooner805
September 5, 2011
This is a great road with lots of great scenery.…
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Written Directions

This route starts at the intersection of Hwy 7 and Hwy 123 which is about 40 miles north of Russellville, AR in a town called Lurton, AR. From here take Hwy 123 northeast up to Mt Judea.

Scenery

The scenic is great if you get time to look. The switchback are around every corner. So many in fact, trucks are not allowed on this road!

Drive Enjoyment

There are more curves and switchbacks in these 15 miles. The views are great if you can take your eyes off the road long enough to look. Sorry no photos at this time, I was to busy scrapping my sideboards over the 15 miles of turns and, because they don't allow trucks on this road, the road is in great shape.

Tourism Opportunities

No amenities - just curves.

Motorcycle Road Additional info

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The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
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Guest
October 25, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
OK, I've ridden the Dragon at Deal's Gap a few times so was a little skeptical about the "Arkansas Dragon" but I was wrong. We took 123 from Clarksville to Mt. Judea and make no mistake this is a highly technical non-stop trill ride. Curves get tighter the farther North you go. Technique becomes important as one of our riders overheated his rear brakes and necessitated an unscheduled stop. Don't attempt without a full tank of gas as options are very limited.
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Sooner805
September 5, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
This is a great road with lots of great scenery. I road this route north from Lamar to Western Grove. The traffic was light and the surface was good. Good food in Mt. Judea. The problem I have is the comparison with Deals Gap of which there is none. The Ark. Dragon is over-rated as far as the curves are concerned. Though it is a wonderful ride it is not "The Dragon". Arkansas has many great rides but none as legendary as the Real Dragon.
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Guest
July 26, 2010
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Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
Beautiful ride. Loved the curves and the elk crossing signs. You can't go wrong riding anywhere in the Ozarks. I actually enjoyed south 123 from Pelsor to Hagarville more for the scenery, and most of all, NO traffic. We were literally the only vehicles on the road. Truly amazing country.
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