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Espinazo del diablo

El espinazo del diablo (The devils backbone) is a famous mountain road in Mexico. Located between Mazatlan on the west coast of mainland Mexico and Durango, which lies east of the Sierra Madre Mountains, this road is known by locals and internationally for its hairpins and zigzags turns. The road lies almost entirely over 2.000 meters above the sea level.

 

Cerro de la Cúpula is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.806m above the sea level, located in the Mexican state of Baja California.


Carretera Federal 1 is a highway in Mexico, with a length of 1,711 km (1,063 mi), following the length of the Baja California Peninsula from Cabo San Lucas, at the southern end to Tijuana (BC) in the north. Full of blind corners and with no barriers or hard shoulders, the road is known as one of the most dangerous in the world.

 

Located in the southern portion of North America, Mexico is a land of extremes. The country has a 9,330 kilometer coastline but is crossed by two mountain ranges known as Sierra Madre Oriental and Sierra Madre Occidental. The country has high mountains and deep canyons in the center of the country, sweeping deserts in the north, and dense rain forests in the south and east.

Sierra Negra- Large Millimeter Telescope

The curvy and hairpinned mountainous road up to Sierra Negra (also called Cerro La Negra) is claimed to be the highest road in North America. This Mexican dirt track climbs up to 4,640 m (15,220 ft) above the sea level. At the top of the climb you will find the biggest Millimetric RadioTelescope in the world. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world

 

The Nochistlán-Tlachichila-Jalpa (Zacatecas state route 131 and Mexico 70) is a mountain scenic route in Zacatecas state, departing from Nochistlán at 1870 masl.

 

Paso de Cortés is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,400 m. (11,150 ft.) above the sea level located in the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park, in the State of Mexico, between the Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl volcanoes. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

 

La Rumorosa is a mountain pass at an elevation of 4,042 ft (1,232 m) above the sea level, located in BajaCalifornia, Mexico.

 

High mountain metal road in Parque Nacional Nevado de Toluca, México, which leads to the crater of the long-extinct volcano Nevado de Toluca (also known as Xinantécatl). It is possible to get almost to the large central crater by car and it is absolutely worth the visit. The volcano is located in central Mexico, about 80 kilometres (50 mi) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. Access to the volcano is easy, since a rough road (passable by 2-wheel drive cars) leads all the way into the crater. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Carretera de Batopilas (Batopilas road) is the name of the sharply winding and precipitous ascent in a steep zig-zag road in the Mexican state of Chihuahua, located along the Batopilas River, climbing up the small town of Batopilas.

 

Cuesta del Cajón (Chihuahua state route 11) is a beautiful scenic road between pine forest and small rocky canyons, located in the state of Chihuahua.

 

Bajada a Zirupa is a gravel mountain road, with a length of 29.5km in the mountains of the northwestern Mexican state of Chihuahua. The road starts in the town of Madera, at an elevation of 2,200m above the sea level, and ends in Zirupa, a small town at 1,492m above the sea level.

 

The road to the Ojuela Bridge is located northeast of the state of Durango, adjacent to the historic village of Mapimí, in Mexico. The road to the bridge is 7km long. This tortuous route should not be attempted by those who don't know how to reverse.

 

Barranca de Beltrán roads (both Mexico 54D and Mexico 54, autopista Guadalajara-Manzanillo) link Guadalajara to the Pacific Ocean, manly the cities like Colima and the resort city of Manzanillo.

 

Ruta Tepehuana is a very challenging road located in Durango, Mexico. It’s a windy, narrow and dangerous road to travel, offering incredible views of the Sierra Madre mountains, canyon views from 2.700 meters sea level to bottom of the canyon to 500-0 meters, spectacular views over 2 km high both sides of the road.

 

La Lobera road is a dusty and bumpy track located in the west coast of the Mexican state of Baja California, driving to a magnificent sea lion crater. Known as La Lobera, the hole looks down into a sort of underground beach, which has now been populated by sea lions.

 

Bajada a Xichú is a scenic road in Guanajuato state in central Mexico. The road offers spectacular views of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains and canyons.




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