Road trips done on Scenic Roads are exciting, fun and memorable and a great way to experience a country. From coastal highways and dizzying mountain passes, we have compiled a list of some of the most beautiful, challenging and unforgettable roads in the world.
This list should provide great inspiration and bucket list fodder for those planning an upcoming trip.
1. U.S. Route 550 ‘The Million Dollar Highway’, Colorado
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U.S. Route 550 is a spur of U.S. Highway 50 that runs from Bernalillo, New Mexico to Montrose, Colorado in the western United States. The section from Silverton to Ouray is frequently called the Million Dollar Highway. This stretch through the gorge is challenging and potentially hazardous to drive; it is characterized by steep cliffs, narrow lanes, and a lack of guardrails; the ascent of Red Mountain Pass is marked with a number of hairpin curves used to gain elevation, and again, narrow lanes for traffic—many cut directly into the sides of mountains.