Yungas Road – the World’s most dangerous road

Yungas Road is the world’s most dangerous road and its not hard to see why! One estimate is that 200 to 300 travellers are sadly killed yearly along Yungas Road. The road is also known as as Grove’s Road, Coroico Road, Camino de las Yungas, Death Road or Road of fate. The road includes Christian crosses marking many of the spots where such vehicles have fallen.

Upon leaving La Paz, the road first ascends up to around 5 km, before descending to 330 m (1079 ft), transitioning quickly from cool altiplano terrain to rain forest as it winds through very steep hillsides and cliffs. The funny thing is, Yungas Road is a must visit tourist spot for all foreigners.

Here are a few videos of this dangerous road

Death Road Bolivia – Vertigo Biking from Drone Invaders on Vimeo.

Bolivia’s death road from cache cache on Vimeo.

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