One Of The Most Dangerous Roads In The World Is Right Here In Colorado
One of Colorado’s most stunning drives may also be one of the most dangerous. According to both Dangerous Roads and USA Today, U.S. Route 550, which more commonly known as the Million Dollar Highway (because you’d have to pay the locals $1M to drive it during or after a snowstorm) is extremely dangerous, even claiming numerous lives and vehicles due to its steep, unprotected cliffs. Here’s more on the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado, the most dangerous road in the state:
Have you driven the Million Dollar Highway in Colorado? If so, would you do it again? Do you agree that it should be considered the most dangerous road in Colorado? Be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments below — we’d love to hear from you!
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What are the most dangerous drives in Colorado?
Now that you've learned all about the Million Dollar Highway, largely considered to be the most dangerous road in Colorado, you're likely curious about other risky routes in the Centennial State. With so many mountain passes, it likely won't surprise you to hear that there are several dangerous drives in Colorado, although this largely depends on weather conditions. Another white-knuckled drive that might intimidate you is called Skyline Drive. A little about Skyline Drive:
- Much like the Million Dollar Highway, this road offers positively breathtaking views.
- But what it doesn't offer is guardrails.
- The route was built by local inmates in 1903.
- It stretches for approximately three miles.
So if you drive it carefully, you'll be back to safer grounds in no time! Have you ever heard of Skyline Drive in Colorado?
What are some scary places in Colorado?
With an extensive history and some truly spooky landmarks, it's true that Colorado is home to some downright scary places. The following is a list of the most terrifying places that you can go to in Colorado...if you dare! These spots include:
- Cripple Creek
- Gold Camp Road in Colorado Springs
- Woodglen Park in Thornton
- The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park
- Riverdale Road in Thornton
- Molly Brown House Museum in Denver
- the Colorado Prison Museum in Canon City
- Meeker Hotel & Cafe
- Central City Masonic Cemetery
- Grand Lake
- Cheesman Park in Denver
Have you ventured to any of these notoriously haunted places in Colorado?