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Continue to Promote Tourism


Increasing desirability and promoting tourism in Tazewell County go hand in hand, and our commitment to this endeavor is evident. With attractions like the renowned "Back of the Dragon" motorcycle route and the expansive Spearhead ATV Trail System, our region has become a hotspot for adventure enthusiasts. It's undeniable that our ongoing efforts to enhance the area's appeal are paying off, as we consistently witness a surge in ATV travelers every Thursday through Sunday. This influx of tourists underscores the undeniable presence of visitors in Tazewell County, and it's clear that we are just getting started in our journey to further boost tourism. We continue to explore new initiatives and investments aimed at making Tazewell County an even more desirable destination, ensuring that the economic benefits of tourism continue to flourish in our community.

"Back of the Dragon"

Tazewell County is home of the famed "Back of the Dragon”, Virginia’s only designated motorcycle route and the premier riding road on the East Coast boosting thirty-two miles and over three hundred curves.  Ideal for sports cars or motorcycles,  road crosses three mountain ranges and offers knee dragging fun, switchbacks, slaloms, hairpins, limited access and spectacular views. 


Spearhead ATV Trail System

Spearhead Trails’ Original Pocahontas (OP) OHV trail system is located near the historic town of Pocahontas, Virginia in Tazewell County. The OP trail provides visitors with an exciting “deep woods” experience along with relaxing rest stops and stunning vistas. With 30+ miles of multi-use trail currently open, the OP offers a fun day of riding through one of Virginia’s most beautiful regions. 

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