At 7,488ft (2,282m) above the sea level, in the North Cascade Mountains of Washington, USA, sits the Slate Peak fire lookout tower. The road to Hart's Pass and on to Slate Peak is the highest maintained road in Washington State.
The Strada degli Scarubbi is a terrible scary mountain road buit during the First World War. The road has a length of 10.5km, and links the Passo Xomo (1.058m) and the Porte del Pasubio, at an elevation of 1.928 m above the sea level. The road is located in the Vicentine Alps, amountain range of the Eastern Alps in Trentino and the provinces of Verona and Vicenza, Italy. The route demands 100% concentration.
Cirque de Jaffar is a natural cirque located in the Eastern High Atlas, a mountain range in central Morocco in Northern Africa. The road to this amphitheatre is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. It’s incredibly disorienting to look over the edge, or even just to see the valleys a couple thousand feet below you. Drivers must remain cautious as the pass has been known to claim the lives of careless drivers.
Located in Western Japan, the Eshima Ohashi Bridge looks more like a roller coaster than a road. It links the the city of Matsue in Shimane Prefecture to Sakaiminato in Tottori Prefecture and is basically a highway to outer space, a shortcut to vomiting from nausea, making driving over this thing one seriously thrilling car ride. It's one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.
HU-631 is a challenging high mountain road located in the Ordesa y Monte Perdido National Park, in the Sobrarbe region, province of Huesca, Spain. During some periods of the year, the road is just one direction. It still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. It is narrow, so keep the speed down and be ready to move over and make room for oncoming vehicles.
Panoramica delle Vette is one of the most spectacular roads in the world. This high mountain loop road reaches an elevation of 1,982 m above the sea level (Monte Crostis) and is located in the province of Udine in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia. The road is mostly paved but there are some gravel sections.
Extreme 4x4 track located in the western Caucasus mountain range, in Kabardino-Balkaria and Karachay–Cherkessia of Russia, near the border with Georgia, climbing up to the Garabashi (also known as Botchki) huts, at an elevation of 4.044m (13,267ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Europe.
The Rubicon Trail is one of the most famous Jeep Trail and Off-Road Adventure of the western United States. Crossing through the El Dorado National Forest up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, this extreme 4x4 path is 22-mile-long.
Abra Huayraccasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.059m (16.597') above the sea level, located in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru. The road over the pass is gravel, pretty narrow and steep. It can be extremely dangerous after rains or snowfalls.
The Icefields Parkway in the Canadian Rockies is one of the most beautiful drives in the world. The road runs from Lake Louise in Banff National Park to Jasper in Jasper National Park. It’s one of the most beautiful journeys on the planet. It’s rated as one of the top drives in the world, going through big mountains, glaciers, deep blue lakes, numerous hikes. It has it all. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.
Karabek Geçidi is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.994m (9,822ft) above the sea level, located in the Van Province of Turkey. It’s the highest motorable pass in the country and one of the highest mountain roads in Europe.
The Strada del Ponale is one of the most beautiful historical panoramic roads in Europe. With a length of 10km, it connects Riva del Garda and the Valle di Ledro, in Northern Italy. The road is completeley closed to vehicles since 1990.
Song Köl (also called Son Kul, Songköl, Song-Köl), is an alpine lake in northern Naryn Province, Kyrgyzstan, at an elevation of 3.048m above sea level. It is the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan (18x29km wide, 13 meters deep) after Issyk Kul Lake. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.
Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, in Chile, at an elevation of 9,843 feet (3,000 meters) above the sea level, Embalse El Yeso is a reservoir in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. It’s one of the scariest roads in the world. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the lake spread out before you! The road is bordered by a drop of several meters, unprotected by guardrails, directly to the water.
Stretching almost 7,000 miles from St Petersburg to Vladivostok, the Trans-Siberian Highway is the name for a network of federal highways that span the width of Russia from the Baltic Sea of the Atlantic Ocean to the Japan Sea of the Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the longest roads in the world across some of the toughest environments and terrain around.
Muro di Sormano is a short but devastatingly steep climb in Sormano, a municipality in the Province of Como in the Italian region of Lombardy. This asphalted climb is famous as one of the most severe of any road cycling race, featuring sections in excess of 25% grade.
Carretera del Faro de Punta de Teno is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep and narrow zig-zag road located in Tenerife, the largest and most populous island of the seven Canary Islands, Spain. There’s a high danger of earth-falling. It was the location of the opening scene in Fast and Furious 6.
Cerro Chacaltaya is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.260m (17,257 ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Real of the Bolivian Andes. The road still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Bolivia.
Marsimik La is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,777 m (18,953 ft) above the sea level, located in the Chang-Chemno Range, in in northern India’s Jammu and Kashmir state. It’s said to be the highest motorable pass in the world.
The Buynovo Gorge road is located in the Rhodope Mountains, north of the village of Buynovo (Borino municipality), on both sides of the Buynovska River which is a tributary of the Vacha River, Bulgaria. It is recommended that beginner riders avoid this road. There are sheer drops virtually along the entire route and enough hairpins to make a whirling dervish dizzy.
The Hana Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the world. Located in Maui, the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands, the road is 52 miles (84 km) long. You will pass 617 white-knuckle switchbacks, 56 one-lane bridges, and tons of waterfalls as you travel away from civilization. The ocean is down on one side of the road, with mountains rising on the other, and a few spectacular waterfalls that keep your attention wandering.