White Knuckle Your Way Down Colorado’s Most Dangerous Roads
Colorado is the perfect state for a road trip. Beautiful scenery lurks around every turn. Not all these road trips are for the faint of heart. Colorado also hosts some of America's most dangerous roads. Buckle up for the rides of your life.
Travellers be warned. Stretched among Colorado's beauty lay miles upon miles of roads with the potential to take you life.
Slivers of asphalt cling to mountainsides with barely enough room for a subcompact car, let alone the monster RVs peppering the roadways. Blind corners leave even the most experienced drivers wondering what awaits around the bend. Let's not forget the thousand foot drops with nothing between safety and impending doom but a thin slice of gravel -- talk about white knuckles.
If you're brave enough to "risk your life" for beautiful views, you won't be disappointed.
For the scenic route around Eisenhower Tunnels, take HWY 6 over Loveland Pass. You'll top out just over 11,000 feet in elevation. It's not a bad trip during the summer, but when winter strikes, wow!
Breathtaking? In more ways than one. Blind corners and zero guardrails will definitely leave you breathless, along with the altitude and scenery. Independence Pass will test the skills of the most seasoned drivers.
Talk about getting high in Colorado -- we're not talking about the pot. The road to Mt. Evans is credited to be the highest paved road in North America peaking at 14,130. We'll see you at the top.
Trail Ridge Road takes you through the Rocky Mountain National Park. Twisting its way to above 12,000 feet, lucky travellers can take in all Colorado has to offer and may see a few hairy residents along the way.
The Million Dollar Highway offers just that, million-dollar views. Touted as one of the most dangerous roads in America, those that have travelled it know why. Narrow roads clinging to the cliff have the potential for rockslides and avalanches. Those "Beware of Falling Rock" signs tell the truth.
How many of these dangerous roads have you travelled in Colorado?