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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 Guest (0 McR Points) on Jun 01, 2009

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Sooner805
September 5, 2011
This is a great road with lots of great scenery.…
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Guest
October 25, 2010
OK, I've ridden the Dragon at Deal's Gap a few…
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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
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Donald Reischman
October 16, 2012
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Motorcycle Type : Touring
We started a week of riding with this one. What a way to begin! I got on at the 374 junction and went south to 7 at Lurton. I agree with the others, this one is "must do". Full fall colors weren't quite there yet--a week or so early--but it was still beautiful. We rounded one corner in one of the hollers, and there stood a spike buck deer in the middle of the road. Awsome!! Just a watchout, especially this time of year. Road quality a 4-5 all the way through. Enjoy!
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Guest
September 8, 2009
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
This is a great ride.Starting from the Lurton side, The curves come one right after another as gentle sweepers. and great views off the side if you dare to look. As you get to the other end of road, The curves get very sharp and steep. Really fun ride. but watch for some loose gravel. On one corner especially, after a hard rain the dirt and gravel had washed all the way across the road. No traffic on the day I was there except for other bikes.
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Guest
March 23, 2011
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Motorcycle Type : Sport
I took a ride up the Dragon on March 12, 2011. This was probably mythird time on this road. Unfortunately, The Dragon bit me this time. I didn't respect it and I ended up going wide on one of the curves. But, when I am able to physically and mentally get back on my bike, I will definately go back and complete this ride. This is a great road to ride and I love it. Do your
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