Espinazo del diablo

Espinazo del Diablo, a treacherous mountain road in Mexico

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.

Nevado de Toluca

Nevado de Toluca, one of the highest roads of Mexico

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.

Ruta Tepehuana (Camino a Huzamota)

Ruta Tepehuana, a windy and narrow road with incredible views

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.

Mil Cumbres

Travel Guide to the Mil Cumbres road

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.

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

A paved road to the top of 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.

Carretera Federal 1

Carretera Federal 1: full of blind corners with no barriers or hard shoulders

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.

La Joya, Iztaccíhuatl

La Joya, one of the highest roads of Mexico

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: a road with beaches and rocky cliffs in Mexico

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

Sierra Negra

Sierra Negra, the highest road in North America

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.

Autopista Durango-Mazatlán

Durango-Mazatlan Highway: 115 bridges and 61 tunnels

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.

Puente de Ojuela

Puente de Ojuela: A Dangerous Road You May Want to Explore

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.

La Rumorosa

La Rumorosa, a road with countless turns in Mexico

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

Carretera de Batopilas

Batopilas Road, a scenic drive in Mexico

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 a San Cristóbal de la Barranca

The wild steep road to San Cristóbal de la Barranca

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

Cortes Pass, one of the highest roads of Mexico

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, the road to the highest town of Mexico

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.

Nevado de Colima

The horrendous road to Nevado de Colima

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.

Estación de Altura Altzomoni

Drive to the top of Estación de Altura Altzomoni in Mexico

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

Nochistlán-Tlachichila-Jalpa Road

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.

Mexico 175 (Puchutla Road)

Puchutla Road, not recommended if you suffer of dizziness

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.

Carretera a Punta Allen

Punta Allen, a road to the end of the Earth

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.

Cerro Potosí

A 4x4 road to the top of Cerro Potosí, one of the highest roads of Mexico

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

Travel guide to 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.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.