Skip to comments.Challenging Scenic Drives (Not For The Faint Of Heart Alert)
Posted on 03/31/2013 11:23:08 PM PDT by goldstategop
The Road From Hell.
Here is a list of the world's most challenging scenic drives. Do NOT do this if you'll faint! :)
My parent’s did the “troll road” in Norway in the late 50’s with their ‘54 Cadillac that they shipped over with them.
That one in Italy looks like the one I drove in a rental VW (Passat??) when I vacationed for a bit when my parents were over there on a long vacation. My mom was scared stiff at her 20-something son driving!
A review of mountain highways in America worth a detour - it can be fun with a fast car:)
Good info guide to the best American scenic mountain roads, rated in order of difficulty -
I like the white knuckles and fear! Once. :)
Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway
Perfectly safe - and the views are incredible!
Do NOT drive the Million Dollar Highway 550 between Ouray and Durango.
Do NOT drive Independence Pass Hwy 82 between Aspen and Ballton.
If you are terrified of heights looking from sheer cliffs, you probably won’t enjoy one lane twisties - but its a shame if acrophobia keeps you from enjoying what scenic roads truly have to offer.
ping for later
Experienced brakes of rubber descending from the Blue Ridge many, many years ago.
Too late. Did both. And I do have acrophobia. Spectacular views... my father drove so slowly on the Million Dollar, I hung out the window taking photos (my mother was having a panic attack in the back seat). At Independence Pass, got to romp in the snow... during the first week of August.
The Moki Dugway in Utah is spectacular. The road is gravel with no guardrails for the most part. And the views from one of the turnouts was incredible.
I drove it in November and the long views of a panorama of red rock buttes and mesas marching to the horizon with the big snow peaks in Colorado 75 miles away was awesome.
It’s the Blue Ridge Parkway alright, but that’s the Linn Cove Viaduct in North Carolina. The parkway in Virginia runs through much gentler terrain by comparison.
I can feel my stomach falling just looking at that photo. Just No.
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