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4.38 out of 5 Rider Rating 4.38
45 Reviews

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By Guest (0 McR Points) on May 31, 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
35 McR Points
September 4, 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

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
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Guest
April 29, 2011
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I rode 123 from Western Grove south to Lamar yesterday with a couple other bikes. It was a great ride and the hair pin turns on Mt. Judea was definitely not for beginners. I enjoyed the entire ride. Watch the gravel in some of the corners as it was bad in a few places yesterday after the bad storms. Beautiful ride from beginning to end.
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Guest
August 9, 2010
0 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
The wife and I enjoyed this route and had a wonderful time. There was "no" traffic and the hair pin turns and switch backs were great. It was 100 degrees when we made this trip so we passed on the southern portion of 123 but will catch it next time through.
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Sheps
September 7, 2013
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Cruiser
I selected this ride based on the reviews on the website and was not disappointed. There are two distinct parts of this ride - the north end from Hwy 7 to US 65 and the south end from Clarksville to Hwy 7. The north end has some highly technical hairpins with substantial elevation and superelevation challenges. Southbound riders will be climbing during these hairpins south of Mt. Judea whereas northbound riders will have gravity working with them to maintain forward momentum. The south end of Hwy 123 takes you through forests and farmland with easy riding for the experienced and novice alike. As with other reviews, the road is in top condition but watch out for sand and gravel after heavy rains, fuel up before starting as there is no premium fuel on the route, but a stop in Mt. Judea will be a good visit.
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