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January 10, 2007


Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

Enjoy some heart-stopping photos of the most dangerous roads in the world.



posted by Michael at January 10, 2007


I would submit that US-550 between Ouray, CO and Durango, CO might belong on the list of most dangerous roads in the United States. While paved and maintained, it is a two-lane road that has no guardrails. This is due to the fact that there would be no way to plow the copious snow from the road with guardrails in the winter.

The links below show the road.

Posted by: Alexander on January 10, 2007 6:18 PM

I will never again complain (too much) about the road that runs up the west side of Lake Como, Italy from the city of Como to points north. At least it was paved. Still, the high drop-offs to the lake and all those oncoming trucks and busses ...

Posted by: Donald Pittenger on January 10, 2007 6:54 PM

Alexander: Isn't that the road from the opening sequence of The Shining?

Posted by: Brian on January 10, 2007 8:25 PM

The Ouray-Durango road is beautiful.

Posted by: Jonathan on January 10, 2007 8:26 PM

I didn't see the road to the Baghdad Airport in there.

Posted by: Dennis on January 11, 2007 11:31 AM

Will you take me for a ride, J?

Posted by: Tat on January 11, 2007 1:53 PM

T, I don't know. Do you have a bicycle?

Posted by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007 2:25 PM

What bicycle? Didn't somebody just said something about 8 cylinders and acceleration?

Posted by: Tat on January 11, 2007 2:48 PM

Ah, you mean a ride in car. Sure. Vehicles are like clothes: different ones for different purposes.

Posted by: Jonathan on January 11, 2007 8:57 PM

No. 2 The road to Coroico in Bolivia. The photos give me the chills even now. My wife took me on this road, down and back, with a one night stay in Coroico on our trip through S America in '98. We took no photos---we were too scared to barely look. These photos are great. I can still feel the adrenaline shock of that three-day jaunt.

Posted by: Bob Garlitz on January 11, 2007 9:28 PM

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