The Most Dangerous Roads in the World

Backroads

If you think that downtown Missouri is bad, where not two, not three, but four interstates converge, you’ve apparently never heard of some of the most dangerous roads in the world. Here are the roads you should avoid if you ever find yourself driving abroad (or in Colorado).

Karakoram Highway in Pakistan

The treacherous Karakoram Highway is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful highways in the world. It also happens to be one of the most dangerous. Connecting China with Pakistan, the road is prone is extreme weather and landslides. According to USA Today, close 900 workers died from these landslides during its construction.

Trollstigen in Norway

The name of this road translates to “Troll’s Way” but you probably won’t see any trolls along your drive. You will however see 11 hairpin turns as you ascend 2,800 feet to a mountain pass.

Guoliang Tunnel in China

The story goes that Guoliang residents carved the tunnel themselves after the Chinese government continually refused their requests to build a tunnel through the mountains. These poor people were just tired of climbing down every time they wanted to leave town!

Million Dollar Highway in Colorado

This road got its name from the valuable minerals found in the area. It specifically refers to a stretch of US 550 that runs from Ouray to Durango. A lack of guardrails and abundance of sheer drop-offs makes it one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Tell us at Don Brown Chevrolet if you’ve ever seen these roads or driven on them before!

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