Espinazo del Diablo (The Devil's 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.
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.
Carretera Nochistlán-Tlachichila-Jalpa (Zacatecas state route 131 and Mexico 70) is a mountain scenic route in Zacatecas state, departing from Nochistlán at 1870 masl.
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.
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.
Mexico 200 (Michoacán Coastal Road) is an amazing coastal drive along the Pacific Ocean in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
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 with no barriers or hard shoulders, the road is known as one of the most dangerous in the world.
We should start this article off with a disclaimer, and so we will. Nobody should deliberately go looking for the world’s most dangerous roads with the intention of driving down them.
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.
La Rumorosa is a mountain pass at an elevation of 1.232m (4,042ft) above the sea level, located in Baja California, Mexico.
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.
The curvy and hairpinned mountain road to the top of 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 most hairpinned roads in the world.
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.
Mexico 175 (Puchutla Road) is long, curvy and scenic. If you suffer of dizziness, this road is not recommended to you. Over 6 hours of constant movement with curves everywhere, small towns with speed bumps and scenic views of the Sierra Madre Mountains.
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.
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.
Ruta Tepehuana (Camino a Huzamota) 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.
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.
The San Cristóbal de la Barranca road (Mexico 23) is a road in the canyon just north of Guadalajara and parallel to Mexico 54.
Mexico 40D is an amazing journey in the western Sierra Madre of Mexico. Also known as the Autopista Durango-Mazatlán, it’s one of Mexico’s greatest engineering feats, with 115 bridges and 61 tunnels.
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.
Nevado de Colima is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.991m (13,093ft) above the sea level located in the Mexican state of Jalisco. The road to the summit is horrendous with sections up to 12%. 4x4 is the only option. It’s one of the highest mountain roads of the country.