The Jaw-Dropping Mountain Pass In Colorado That’s Home To The World’s Scariest Job

Colorado’s Red Mountain is home to the most dangerous road in America, and a select group of people who risk their lives to maintain it.

Highway 550 gets over 300 inches of snow per year. To make matters worse, the road crosses 70 known avalanche paths…and has almost no guardrails. When winter hits hard, this road can be a deathtrap if it isn’t kept clear of snow and ice. Luckily, a few brave plow drivers are just mad enough to tackle the task.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Let’s hope these avalanche-dodgers stay safely at work for years to come.