Col du Zad

Col du Zad, a paved road in the Middle Atlas

Col du Zad is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.184m (7,165ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Fès-Meknès and Drâa-Tafilalet regions, in Morocco.

Nestled in the Middle Atlas mountain range, the road to the summit is paved. It’s called Route N13. The road is pretty steep in parts. In the vicinity of the pass you can still find the remains of a huge cedar forest.

Located in an area with a harsh climate, the road is open to traffic throughout the year, but may be closed for short periods in winter when the weather is bad. The pass is 58.8 km (36.53 miles) long, running north-south from Timahdite, a town in Ifrane Province, Fès-Meknès to Zaida, a town in Midelt Province, Drâa-Tafilalet.
Pic: Mohamed Boukare


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