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RoanMountain261.com – Motorcycle Map

The RoanMountainRun261.com is a 53 mile there and back motorcycle ride that starts in the Americano restaurant parking lot and heads north towards the center of town; taking a left on Route 261 entering into the Roan Mountain State Park. As you rise in elevation during the ride you are accompanied by the Doe River on your left side of the road. This scenic route climbs into the sky with with many twists and turns showcasing picturesque mountain landscapes that you can see for miles. There are several overlooks on the right side to park and enjoy the views.

The famous Appalachian trail crosses the road route 261 at the top of the Roan Mountain an continues up to the Grassy Ridge Bald. There is a parking lot to stop and hike to the top and it about 1/4 mile where you have a 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains.

At the top of Carvers Gap is the Tennessee and North Carolina state line.  The Roan Mountain Run 261 challenges a riders skills through the back half of this ride with its long sweeping curves, multiple winding turns, and rural mountain elevation changes. The end destination on Route 261 takes you to the small Blue Ridge mountain town of Bakersville North Carolina where there is food, gas, and other amenities. The ride then turns back the same way you just came viewing the mountain landscapes from a completely different perspective.

Turn By Turn Directions

Drive 53 mi, 1 hour, 28 minutes

Start Address:
8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687 – 26.5 mi, 44 minutes

  • Head northwest on US-19E W toward Floyd Moody Rd – 0.470 mi
  • Turn left onto TN-143 SEntering North Carolina – 12.6 mi
  • Continue onto NC-261 S – 12.8 mi
  • Continue onto NC-226 S/Crimson Laurel Way/S North Carolina 226 Continue to follow NC-226 S/S North Carolina 226 – 0.626 mi
  • 604 NC-226, Bakersville, NC 28705 – 26.5 mi, 44 minutes
  • Head north on NC-226 N/S North Carolina 226 toward White Oak Rd – 0.598 mi
  • Continue onto NC-261 N – 12.8 mi
  • Continue onto TN-143 NEntering Tennessee – 12.7 mi
  • Turn right onto US-19E E – 0.470 mi

End Address:
8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687

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The Roan Warrior – Motorcycle Map

The Roan Warrior motorcycle ride starts in the parking lot of Americano a Roan Mounatin favorite for the best steaks around!

Standing 6,285 feet on the Tennessee-North Carolina border, Roan Mountain has been a popular destination for hundreds of years. The ride is named after reading an article online about an Indian battle for territory.

Indians came to the top of the Roan Mountain, legend has it, to wage a great battle, and so much blood was spilled that the fields of rhododendron turned from white to red.

The Roan Warrior is a tribute ride to the local Indians that once inhabitated these beautful mountains of Tennessee.

Turn By Turn Directions

Drive 61 mi, 1 hour, 35 minutes

Start Address:
8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687 – 25.9 mi, 42 minutes

  • Head northwest on US-19E W toward Floyd Moody Rd – 0.470 mi
  • Turn left onto TN-143 SEntering North Carolina – 12.6 mi
  • Continue onto NC-261 S – 12.8 mi
  • 28 NC-226, Bakersville, NC 28705 – 20.8 mi, 32 minutes
  • Head southwest on NC-226 N toward Bakers LnEntering Tennessee – 16.3 mi
  • Continue onto TN-107 WDestination will be on the right – 4.55 mi
  • 2510 TN-107, Unicoi, TN 37692 – 14.7 mi, 20 minutes
  • Head west on TN-107 W toward Valerie Smith Ln – 223 ft
  • Turn right onto TN-173 E – 6.49 mi
  • Turn right onto US-19E S – 8.18 mi

End Address:
8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA

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Catawba Coyote – Motorcycle Map

The Catawba Coyote motorcycle ride starts and travels the same route as the Roan Mountain Run 261 traveling to the small Blue Ridge town of Bakersville North Carolina where you continue through the town for many miles until you reach the mining and railroad town of Spruce Pine.

Spruce Pine offers many places to stop downtown for a variety of foods and drink such as a coffee shop, Thai, Mexican, gastropub, bar and grill, and 50s classic diner. Coming out of Spruce Pine you will take a left onto 19E and travel 22 miles along the North Toe River with twists, curves, turns, tight corners, winding roads, lush forest , and small mountain secluded towns.


After passing the Cranberry old brick school on the right you get to a stop sign where you take another left turn passing Elk River Depot on the right side then passing the small town of Elk Park NC. If your up for a small hike and beautiful waterfalls take the right hand turn and follow the signs for Elk River Falls.


Continuing on 19E out of Elk Park you will cross the state line in to Tennessee. If you ready for a cold beer you can stop at the Station 19E or eat at the brick oven bakery Smoky Mountain Bakers which offers organic pizza and fresh bakery items daily. In the town of Roan Mountain there are a few choices for gas and repairs if needed. Right about now you will be in time for supper and a delicious steak meal at the Americano Restaurant.


The name for this ride was created beacuse of the actions and behaviors of the local coyote packs in NC and TN. They are everywhere and so fast you dont see them. Which is exactly like this motorycle ride you are everywhere riding fast through twists and turns and all over the mountains.

Turn By Turn Directions

Drive 64 mi, 1 hour, 37 minutes

Start Address:

  • 8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, USA – 25.9 mi, 42 minutes
  • Head northwest on US-19E W toward Floyd Moody Rd – 0.470 mi
  • Turn left onto TN-143 SEntering North Carolina – 12.6 mi
  • Continue onto NC-261 S – 12.8 mi
  • 28 NC-226, Bakersville, NC 28705, USA – 38.4 mi, 55 minutes
  • Head southeast on NC-226 S/S North Carolina 226 toward N Mitchell Ave – 8.16 mi
  • Turn left onto NC-226 ALT S – 1.94 mi
  • Continue onto Locust St – 259 ft
  • Continue straight onto Oak AvePass by Wells Fargo ATM (on the left) – 1.11 mi
  • Turn right to stay on Oak Ave – 171 ft
  • Turn left onto US-19E E – 10.9 mi
  • Turn right onto Big Plumtree Cr Rd – 0.274 mi
  • Slight left onto Licklog Rd – 2.18 mi
  • Turn left onto State Rd 1138/Squirel Cr RdContinue to follow State Rd 1138 – 0.464 mi
  • Turn right onto US-19E NEntering TennesseeDestination will be on the right – 13.3 mi

End Address:

8321 US-19E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687

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The Official Sponsor of the RoanMountainRun261.com
Elk River Depot Family Restaurant

www.TheMountainBoomer.com

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