Appalachian Backroads – Scorpion

The Scorpion offers twisty roads and mountain climbs along scenic backroads leading through Bure’s Garden, known as “God’s Thumbprint” for the bowl-shaped valley carved into a mountain top. Rolling farmland, verdant valleys and charming country stores greet you on these winding roads. While in Pocahontas, take a tour of the Exhibition Mine, where the coal that fueled the Navy during WWII was mined.

For details, turn-by-turn directions, downloadable GPX files, a list of lodging, dining and attractions along the way, and to order a free Appalachian Backroads Map showing off 14 of the best scenic backroads of Appalachia, visit And to plan ahead of your visit, click on our interactive trip planner app to plot your stops along the way!

Appalachian Backroads Scorpion Route Map


Start in Tazewell, VA 24651


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