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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
The Arkansas Dragon - Hwy 123
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CultLdr
May 26, 2019
19 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Great ride today (Saturday May 25, 2019 Memorial Day Weekend) on this route. I went North to South and the technical stuff is like others said not far from Mt Judea. Traffic was very light and only had 2 pickups come into my lane on some nice tight turns. Good thing I was prepared but could have been bad especially if there was another truck their size going the opposite way.

Road quality was great, weather was great, some of the switchbacks were great with the tight turn, elevation changes etc. Tires got a workout and held up beautifully.

Definitely recommend this and be aware of others and don't get too cocky or you could be a hood ornament or a permanent fixture in the very cool rock walls lining the route.

Great route!
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jr_tx
July 9, 2018
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Sport - Touring
Excellent road conditions, but don't become complacent! Yeah, you got this -- until the 10 mph switchbacks. lol

I had a couple of oncoming cars in my lane on one of the 15 mph turns, so be aware and stay in your lane.

The view is stunning, when you can take a look. The ride is outstanding, so you won't regret missing any views.

I rode this heading north from 7, on a Thursday. Didn't stop in town, I just wanted to keep on riding. :)
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DirtyzDeedz
June 14, 2018
2 McR Points
Motorcycle Type : Touring
I would put 123 up against any road in America. The beautiful scenery, quality of the road and low traffic are all qualities riders look for. The entire stretch from Mt Judea to Clarksville I could count the number of cars we saw on one hand. Fill up at the station in Jasper and your good all the way south to Clarksville. Stop in Clarksville and grab lunch at Oark Burger. Head back North. It's a completely different road.
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