Dare to drive the dangerous Assif Melloul Piste

Gorges de l'Assif Melloul is a very scenic canyon located in Azilal Province, in the Moroccan region of Béni Mellal-Khénifra. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down. One mistake and it's a free fall to your death.

Gorges de l'Assif Melloul

Is the Road Through Gorges de l'Assif Melloul Unpaved?

Located in the central part of the country, the canyon was carved out by the Assif Melloul, 'the white river.' The road through the gorges is totally unpaved. It’s called RP3104 (Assif Melloul Piste).

How Long Is Assif Melloul Piste?

Set high in the Atlas Mountain range, the road through the gorges is 15 km (9.32 miles) long, starting from the paved R302 Road. The road runs northeast from Imi n'Wareg towards Anergui.

How Challenging Is Assif Melloul Piste?

4x4 vehicles only. The track is often washed out. Words can’t describe the road, and pictures don’t do it justice. There is a high risk of landslides and mudslides. The road tops out at 1,285 m (4,216 ft) above sea level.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic&Video: Motomarrakech