Of course you have heard of dangerous roads. But did you know that the most dangerous road in the world is nicknamed “Death Road”? The narrow dirt road is just 12 feet wide. It is carved in a mountain, often shrouded in rain and fog and has 2000 foot drop-offs. It attracts thrill-seeking tourists. Amazing, right?
Do you know where we need to travel to in order to drive here?
It is indeed Bolivia. A bit more about it:
North Yungas Road connects the city of La Paz to Coroico in North Yungas, Bolivia and is considered the world’s most dangerous road. The narrow dirt road, which was built into the side of the Cordillera Oriental Mountain chain by Paraguayan prisoners in the 1930s, has a death toll of about 300 people a year, according to the History Channel.
The path, most of which is no wider than 12 feet, descends nearly 11,800 feet in just 40 miles, and travelers have to deal with dangers such as a constant fog, heavy rain, loose rocks, limited visibility and 2,000-foot drop-offs. One wrong turn could send travelers plummeting anywhere from 4,000 to 15,000 feet to the ground.
But that doesn’t stop thrill-seeking tourists to Bolivia from traveling (and even bicycling) the infamous road, which has become one of Bolivia’s most popular attractions.


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