Dadongshu Pass Is Miles Of White-Knuckle Driving
Dadongshu Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.120m (13,517ft) above the sea level, located in Qilian County of Qinghai Province, part of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, in China.
Set high in the Qilian Mountain range, the road to the summit is totally paved in very good shape. It’s called S204 Erga Highway. The name means “large winter tree pass”. It’s a gorgeous scenic drive with plenty of curves. The road is very steep, hitting a 21% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps.
The pass is 82.1 km (51.01 miles) long, running south-north from Molezhen to Babaozhen. Always check the weather forecast before you start your journey: adverse conditions are common.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: Yux Xiang