He's also one of the new, young lifeguards who debuts in “Sea, Sun and Sickness”. About The Dragon. This beautiful scenic overlook just off the Tail of the Dragon offers a gorgeous view of the Cheoah Dam. Another great part about riding the Tail of the Dragon in the Smoky Mountains is that you’ll be near some other great rides too. In the 1970s, the American physicist John Archibald Wheeler (1911–2008) metaphorically compared the fundamental indefiniteness of quantum mechanical phenomena with a "great smoky dragon": One can see the tail, that is the source of the particles, and the head, which are the measurement results. The Tail of the Dragon, or simply, The Dragon, on US-129, is known the world over as a biker destination. After you try this 11-mile stretch, go for a ride along the Foothills Parkway, which offers a more scenic route. A grey-scaled, 13-year-old dragon who is Spyro's colleague and friend, Daniel's trainee and one of Stanley's employees. Also, it’s a fantastic view of the Smoky Mountains and Tennessee countryside, particularly in the fall, when the leaves change color, or in the summer when everything is lush and green. This eleven mile stretch of road has 318 curves, making it one of the most challenging and exciting motorcycle rides anywhere. Contents[show] Personality A hyper, but caring, young dragon who is one of Spyro's biggest fans. But in between the whole body is covered in smoke.