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5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads

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5 of the World’s Most Dangerous Roads


Feel like living on the edge? Take a trip down any of these treacherous roads. And it’s not just “the edge” (of a mountain!) that you have to worry about on these scary drives — you might also have to deal with  sandstorms, extreme fog, hairpin curves a plenty, and much, much more. Click through to check out some of the world’s most dangerous roads. Have a scary road experience of your own? Share it with us in the comments.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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12:27PM PST on Jan 31, 2014

Recently enjoyed [!] going both ways over the Andes in Peru via the manu Road. Narrow with vertiginous drops of hundreds, if not thousands of feet, sharp blind bends, tunnels and jungle with jaguars and pumas. The way out was in daylight, terrifying as the minibus driver though a short blast of the horn would suffice as we raced around bends. The way back was at night; better due to the fact you couldn't see how much the drop was to your left. Fabulous road reaching 13,000 feet before descending into thick jungle.

11:42PM PDT on Oct 20, 2013

I could be wrong, but wasn't it this road in Bolivia (#1) where Isadora Duncan met her end when her overly long scarf wrapped around one of her tires and decapitated her?

12:07PM PDT on May 17, 2013

I would actually really love to travel all of them (although the second one might be better on a bicycle)

8:05PM PDT on Mar 26, 2013

Interesting and informative.

7:46AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

thank you for sharing

11:44AM PDT on Mar 16, 2013

I've been on the pan-american highway in costa rica... it was a harrowing experience

5:08PM PDT on Mar 15, 2013 thanks!

3:14PM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

- geeeeez, hopefully, all of these are 'roads less travelled'

4:24AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013


7:05PM PDT on Mar 10, 2013

Canadian roads are hairy enough sometimes!

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