Mexico

Espinazo del diablo

Espinazo del Diablo

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.

Highest roads of Mexico

Highest roads of Mexico

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.

Cerro de la Cúpula

Cerro de la Cúpula

Cerro de la Cúpula is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.806m (9,206ft) above the sea level, located in the Mexican state of Baja California.

Mil Cumbres

Mil Cumbres

Mil Cumbres (Mexico 15 Morelia-Toluca) or One Thousand Hills in Spanish is a very scenic drive in Michoacán state, this road links Morelia, capital of Michoacán state to Hidalgo city.

Carretera de Batopilas

Batopilas Road

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.

Carretera Nochistlán-Tlachichila-Jalpa

Road Nochistlán-Tlachichila-Jalpa

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.

Carretera Federal 1

Carretera Federal 1

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.

La Joya, Iztaccíhuatl

La Joya, Iztaccíhuatl

Located in the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park, in the State of Mexico, La Joya is a high mountain hut at an elevation of 3.977m (13,047ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Mexico 200 (Michoacán coastal road)

Mexico 200 (Michoacán Coastal Road)

Mexico 200 is an amazing coastal drive along the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

Sierra Negra

Sierra Negra

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 4.640m (15,220ft) 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

Carretera a Punta Allen

Punta Allen Road

Located in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, Road 15 is a journey to the end of the Earth. It’s one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. No cars, no smog, no noise at all. Lots of birds and animals around.

Carretera a San Cristóbal de la Barranca

San Cristóbal de la Barranca Road

The San Cristóbal de la Barranca road (Mexico 23) is a road in the canyon just north of Guadalajara and parallel to Mexico 54.

Paso de Cortés

Paso de Cortés

Paso de Cortés is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.400m (11,150ft) 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.

Raíces

Raíces

Located in the Municipio of Zinacantepec, in Mexico, Raíces is the highest town in the country, at an elevation of 3.531m (11,919ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.

Barranca de Beltrán

Barranca de Beltrán

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.

La Rumorosa

La Rumorosa

La Rumorosa is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.232m (4,042ft) above the sea level, located in Baja California, Mexico.

Autopista Durango-Mazatlán

Autopista Durango-Mazatlán

Mexico 40D is an amazing journey in the western Sierra Madre of Mexico. Also known as the Durango-Mazatlán Highway, it’s one of Mexico’s greatest engineering feats, with 115 bridges and 61 tunnels.

Puente de Ojuela

Puente de Ojuela

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.

Estación de Altura Altzomoni

Estación de Altura Altzomoni

Estación de Altura Altzomoni is a high-altitude weather station at an elevation of 3.985m (13,074ft) above the sea level, located in the Izta-Popo Zoquiapan National Park, in the State of Mexico. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Ruta Tepehuana (Camino a Huzamota)

Ruta Tepehuana (Camino a Huzamota)

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.

Cuesta del Cajón

Cuesta del Cajón

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.

Nevado de Toluca

Nevado de Toluca

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.

Cerro Potosí

Cerro Potosí

Cerro Potosí is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.721m (12,208ft) above the sea level, located in the Sierra Madre Oriental Range in Nuevo León. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Real de Catorce

Real de Catorce

Real de Catorce is a high mountain town at an elevation of 2.728m (8,950ft) above the sea level, located in the heart of the Catorce mountain range, in the state of San Luis Potosi, on the north of Mexico.