Exploring the roads of southwest Virginia including Back of the Dragon, VA16 and other trails of the Claw of the Dragon.
The Diamondback is located in the area of Little Switzerland and the Blue Ridge Parkway about 50 miles north of Asheville, North Carolina. This 38 mile diamond shaped loop includes NC 226A, US 221, Toms Creek Road, NC 80 AKA the Devils Staircase and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This is a great loop for motorcycles and sportscars.
We took off for a few days in Nancy’s new Mustang GT to explore some of the roads in western North Carolina that we have reported on before and we found a couple of new ones. We also discovered some great places to eat and some not so great.