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Back Of The Dragon

Road Opened: 1927 (Unconfirmed)
Other Names: BF Buchannan Highway; SR16
Road Length: 32 Miles (51 km)
Claim to Fame: 438 Curves in 32 Miles
Best Time to Konkr: April to November
Virginia State Road 16 recently was coined “The Back of the Dragon,” and can certainly hold its own when compared to its colleague. Its 438 curves through rural Virginia wields great scenery and a relatively open ride. Be cautious of vehicles and farm trucks entering the highway, however, they have caused incidents on the road. But don’t let this steer you away; the nearby city of Tazewell has a booming economy due to this road, and the Back of the Dragon makes for an excellent day ride or overnight vacation.