25 Of The World’s Most Dangerous Roads

1. Adriatic Highway - Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro

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This highway passes through three countries and is mainly located in Croatia. The scenery along the way is gorgeous. But don’t be distracted by the view, because it is easier to fall straight into the sea here than any other place.

2. Furka Pass - Switzerland

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Furka Pass lies in the Swiss Alps and has an elevation of 2,429 meters (7,969ft). Due to its beautiful landscape and steep road, it appeared in the 1964 James Bond film Goldfinger. 

3. The Atlantic Road - Norway

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The beautiful scenery along the road may distract you. But you must be careful, because this road can be deadly with all  its crazy slopes and hairpin turns. 

4. Killar-Pangi Road - India

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This road must be one of the most dangerous and scariest in the world. It is extremely narrow without any guard rails, and there is fog, heavy rains, falling rocks, landslides, snowfalls… Driving on this road would be a nightmarish experience for any driver.

5. Highway 1 - United States

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It took 14 months to re-engineer and construct the road after the Mud Creek slide. Hold the wheel tight when you drive on Highway 1 because you may encounter a monster landslide. 

6. Tianmen Mountain Big Gate Road - China

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To reach the top of the mountain, you have a lot of turns to tackle. But it’s worth it because the views on the top are so fascinating. Or you can choose another way - take the cable car and enjoy the scenery with ease.

7. Paso Internacional Los Libertadores - Argentina, Chile

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The road connects Chile and Argentina and is the main transport route between the two countries. Even though it is a scenic route, you may want to keep your eyes on the road considering there are 20 hairpin turns. Speedsters are fond of this way but it’s way too easy to crash here.

8. Amalfi Coast Highway - Italy

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This highway is carved out of the side of the coastal cliffs along the Tyrrhenian Sea. It connects Sorrento and Amalfi, both of which are southern Italian towns. The coastal views are beautiful, but the roads are tricky.

9. Sichuan-Tibet Highway - China

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The 2412-kilometer long Sichuan-Tibet Highway stretches across 14 high mountains and several turbulent rivers. Its average height is over 4,000 meters. It starts from the eastern edge of Tibetan Plateau and ends in Lhasa, the capital city of Tibet.

10. Stelvio Pass - Italy

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The Stelvio Pass has an average height of 2,757m (9,045ft), the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Alps. The road can take you from Bormio to Prato Allo Stelvio in a thrilling 40 minutes, but you must be fully concentrated to make sure not to fall off the mountain!

11. Yungas Road - Bolivia

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Built in 1930, this road is not used as much as it used to be, but hikers still love traveling along the trail. They take the trip here for fun, but it can also be deadly. More than 200 people have lost their lives here due to the terrible weather conditions and the mudslides.

12. Zoji La Pass - Jammu and Kashmir

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The snowfall is so massive in this region, that it takes two months for people to clear the snow on the roads after each winter. That’s where the name of the road comes from. Zoji La, which means “mountain pass of blizzards, can be your nightmare if you get trapped in a snowstorm here.

13. Kabul-Jalalabad Road - Afghanistan

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The sketchy road was built 40 years ago, and it’s still in good condition. It connects two cities of Afghanistan, and its traffic is quite heavy. What makes it more dangerous is that there is no speed limit.

14. BR-116 - Brazil

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This highway is also called the “Highway of Death,” and there are many reasons for that. As it’s one of the busiest highways in Brazil, many criminals hang around the road to attack motorists passing by. Plus, the frequent heavy fog makes it hard to see things. 

15. Kuandinsky Bridge - Russia

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Kuandinsky is thought to be one of the ricketiest bridges in the world. The bridge is only wide enough to fit one car, and it has no railings and wooden planks. What makes it even more dangerous is that you may even get stuck in a snowstorm. 

16. Karnali Highway - Nepal

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This highway was closed due to the heavy monsoon and landslides in 2010, and wasreopened three months later. It is estimated that 85 percent of the road is still unsafe. Be sure to go through this highway quickly because you have a good chance of getting hit by the falling rocks.

17. Dalton Highway - United States

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This highway is in Alaska, where the weather is extremely icy and capricious, and it’s in an area that is sparsely populated. It starts at the Elliott Highway and ends at Deadhorse. There are only giant trucks passing through most of the time. 

18. Guoliang Tunnel- China

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Built by 13 villagers with hammers and chisels, this road is carved along the side of a mountain. It is only four meters wide and five meters high. Nowadays it’s quite popular with hikers and tourists.

19. Oh-My-God Road - United States

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The road is only a car and three-quarters wide, with no guard rails. The other side of the road is a 2000-meter-high cliff. Some parts of the road are bad enough to require a 4WD vehicle to pass through.

20. Pan American Highway - American Continents

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The 19000-mile highway runs through 12 countries and several different climates. Many sections are in the desert, where there is almost nothing. So it’s very bad luck if you have an emergency on the road.

21. Col Du Chaussy - France

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It’s 1,533 meters (5,029ft) above sea level. Not so high, but it’s extremely twisty and narrow. Driving on this road would be an adrenaline-pumping journey for most people.

22. Leh-Manali Highway - India

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This road is of vital importance to the Indian Army. So it is well maintained, and the road conditions are usually good. But the frequent landslides can make the road dangerous. Plus, people are more likely to suffer altitude sickness here.

23. Colorado 550 - United States

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This road is also frequently called the “Million Dollar Way” due to the enormous maintenance costs. It is a two-lane highway, running from Bernalillo, New Mexico to Montrose, Colorado.

24. Karakoram Highway - Pakistan, China

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The Karakoram Highway, also known as the China-Pakistan Friendship Highway, stretches from Hasan Abdal in Pakistan to Kashgar in China. It’s a road known for its scenic views, border-less cliffs and landslides.

25. Cat and Fiddle Road - England

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This road is one of the most perilous roads in the UK because of its sharp incline and declines. Actually, the road has another name, the “widow mak