This Alaskan road is one of the most famous roads in the United States. It’s not only frigid, but it’s also one of the most remote roads in the world. The road begins at Fairbanks and runs north for over 400 miles to Deadhorse. Driving on this road is especially risky for cars. Because the road is actually a truck route, cars may encounter many large vehicles. The road has been featured on Ice Road Truckers.
The road is mostly gravel and very primitive in places. The nearest medical centers are either in Fairbanks or Deadhorse. If you’re planning to take this road, it is advisable to bring survival gear with you because getting stuck here could mean being stranded for long a while.
This coastal drive along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea is absolutely stunning. It is a part of the European route E65 and goes through Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro.
The road winds and has a steep sea drop on one side. In some places, your car is protected by barriers, but in other places, you’re all on your own. In most of the road, there are only two lanes, which makes passing other vehicles nearly impossible.
Nepal is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and trekkers paradise. It holds eight of the highest mountains in the world. Even its roads are smack dab in the middle of gorgeous scenery. Unfortunately, many of its roads are also quite dangerous as they aren’t paved and in poor condition. The Karnali Highway is one such road.
This road is so dangerous that it’s illegal to drive on it at night. The best way to travel on the road is in a Jeep because of all the bumps and rocks you pass over. For locals who live near the road, this road often prevents them from getting out of their village and accessing essential items like food and medical care.
Ruta Nacional 5
South America is racking up quite the number of dangerous roads on our list! The Ruta nacional 5 runs through Chile for more than 2,000 miles. The road has many hills and valleys. Part of what makes the road so scary are its steep and very sudden drops. But, what’s even more frightening is that the road is mostly surrounded by desert. While you may think to yourself “that sounds beautiful,” it is also what makes this road so dangerous.
Thanks to the road being so unvarying, it often causes drivers to nod off and lose their concentration, which increases the chances of an accident occurring. The road is also known for thick fogs, which doesn’t help the whole danger thing.
The Pan-American Highway is one of the most impressive road networks in the world. It runs for around 19,000 miles through a staggering fifteen countries across North, Central, and South America. It passes through many diverse climates like dense jungles, arid deserts and barren tundra.
There is a 100-mile gap in Panama due to dense rainforest. So what makes this beautiful road so hazardous? Parts of the highway go through uninhabited land with nothing at all for hundreds of miles. It is not recommended to drive through alone, and definitely only recommended for the most well practiced travelers.