North Carolina Highway 184
|Maintained by NCDOT|
|Length:||10.3 mi (16.6 km)|
|Existed:||1956 – present|
|South end:||NC 105 in Sugar Mountain|
|North end:||Pinnacle Ridge Road in Beech Mountain|
Serving as a spur of NC 105, NC 184 allows easy connection from Boone or Linville to Banner Elk and golf/ski resorts at Sugar and Beech mountains. It is predominantly a two-lane mountain highway with a speed limit no greater than 45mph. Congestion is common, which peaks in early Autumn (fall colors) and Winter holidays. The highway crosses the Eastern Continental Divide just north of Tynecastle, but is unmarked.
The final part of the highway, from the stoplight in Banner Elk to the Town Hall on Beech Mountain, served as a major finish in the Tour DuPont Bike Race during the 1990s. Lance Armstrong also made his return to biking after cancer on 184 up Beech Mountain.
The current route, established in 1956 as a new primary routing, connecting NC 105 to NC 194 in Banner Elk. Sometime during the mid-1980s, NC 184 was extended to its current northern terminus in Beech Mountain.
|Avery||Sugar Mountain||0.0||0.0||NC 105 – Boone, Linville||To Grandfather Mountain|
|1.6||2.6||Sugar Mountain Drive||To ski area|
|Banner Elk||4.2||6.8||NC 194 north (Main Street) – Valle Crucis||North end of NC 194 overlap|
|4.6||7.4||NC 194 south (Main Street) – Elk Park||South end of NC 194 overlap|
|Watauga||Beech Mountain||9.3||15.0||Ski Beech Road||To ski area|
|10.3||16.6||Pinnacle Ridge Road|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
- Beech Mountain
- Elk River
- Land of Oz
- Lees-McRae College
- Peak Mountain
- Shawneehaw Creek
- Sugar Mountain
- Google Inc. "NC 184". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. https://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=N+Carolina+184+N&daddr=N+Pinnacle+Ridge+Rd&hl=en&ll=36.159637,-81.838703&spn=0.116004,0.222988&sll=36.204321,-81.88709&sspn=0.00364,0.006968&geocode=FeAeJwId4Dwf-w%3BFYBxKAIdEnoe-w&mra=dme&mrsp=1&sz=18&t=p&z=13. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
- NCRoads.com: NC 184