Tuesday, December 5, 2023


YOU DO NOT (repeat: DO NOT) want to drive on this road

What’s the scariest road you’ve ever driven down? There are many of them across the U.S., but the road in the photo below just might have them all beat…

You know that feeling when your heart drops into your stomach and your toes start to tingle and you just might pee your pants? That’s the exact feeling we get when we look at this photo, which we found on the CampingRoadTrip.com Facebook page.

This photo was taken by @ThisWildIdea, who runs a beautiful Instagram account with 1.3 million followers.

Would you drive this road or have you driven down one similar? Tell us in the comments.


Emily Woodbury
Emily Woodburyhttps://www.rvtravel.com
Emily Woodbury is the editor here at RVtravel.com. She was lucky enough to grow up alongside two traveling parents, one domestically by RV (yep, Chuck Woodbury) and the other for international adventures, and has been lucky to see a great deal of our world (and counting!). She lives near Seattle with her dog and chickens. When she's not cranking out 700+ newsletters for RVtravel.com she's hiking, cooking or, well, probably traveling.



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Sue B (@guest_153437)
2 years ago

Check out Hart’s Pass in northern Washington state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13Fs0VGRa0A&t=9s&ab_channel=KenPool

Dennis A Babcock (@guest_153405)
2 years ago

Any idea where this is at? Looks very similar to a road we ended up going down outside of Moab, UT when we missed the turn to the RV park we were going to. It got this nasty real fast after we rounded a 90 degree turn and was to far down the road to back up. We were towing a 28′ White Hawk TT. Two of the switch back turns we went around I know I was knocking rocks over the side with the front wheels!

Linda (@guest_153401)
2 years ago

We would easily drive this road in our 4-wheel-drive truck, but would never even consider pulling a trailer, especially our 40-foot 5th wheel trailer!

Kathryn Turner-Arsenault (@guest_153398)
2 years ago

I don’t remember the road, but it was near Washoe, Nevada. Steep cliff to the driver side, sheer drop to the passenger side. Our transmission was slipping on our way up. We had my aunt, uncle, and cousin with us, all from the very flat part of Texas. So, my dad thought it was funny to sing really loudly, “We’re going down down down!” over and over. We Californians thought it was hilarious; the Texans, not so much.

Ralph Pinney (@guest_153341)
2 years ago

I10 across LA.

Don smalley (@guest_153339)
2 years ago

The Devil’s backbone in Utah, this is absolutely horrible in a 31ft class A. .straight off both sides and no shoulders, no guard rails.

Dick and Sandy near Buffalo, NY (@guest_153312)
2 years ago

The most thrilling and difficult road we have ever traveled is “The Top Of The World Highway” in 2009. Google it. We did it in a 40 ft coach with a toad behind We drove from the Yukon into the remote Alaska interior. First we had to drive our coach and toad onto a large barge with other rigs loaded to cross the Yukon River that still had a brisk current driving the barge down river and having it slowly make its way to a dirt and gravel landing on the other side of the river. Then we drove about 90 miles to Tok, AK in 10 hours of dirt and gravel road the width of a small 2 car driveway with traffic going both ways. There are 11 degree inclines and down grades with hair pin turns and no guard rails. Stay safe, Stay well

DJenson (@guest_153305)
2 years ago

That looks like a crazy road to tow a camper…Hat road was a crazy one we took at Snake Canyon but not with a trailer!

Lawrence Neely (@guest_153301)
2 years ago

Numerous 4 wheel drive roads around Silverton Co (in a F150). A lot of narrow dirt/rocky roads which my wife complains she is always on the side that looks like a thousand foot drop off. And I have been on the roads around Moab.

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Steve A Mangrum (@guest_153294)
2 years ago

My wife and I rented a Jeep for half a day in Moab Utah several years ago and part of the trail look similar. I often wondered how many might have gone over the edge.

Steve (@guest_153285)
2 years ago

The geology looks like the Shafer Trail/White Rim Road in Canyonlands to me (a geologist). If so, I drove down it in the ’60s in a ’56 Chevy sedan (long story) just after Canyonlands became a NP. It was not an “improved” road at that time, so I ripped the muffler off when I hit an unavoidable fallen rock. That memory is still fresh after more than 50 years!

Ray (@guest_153281)
2 years ago

That is a close representation to “the road” in our travels. I think it was in AZ where we drove 71 miles one way, around 2 road-closed signs to reach a ghost town. We have taken 1 lane wonders maybe 3 times before but this one scared me. I consider the Moki Dugway fun. With no chance to turn around, on a very pitiful excuse for a road along a 300′ deep cliff we came across a sharp curve. So sharp that I could not see the edge of the road’s curve for the hood of my truck. And, I could not get out either. I could not let on about the dire situation until we were safe. I hugged the inside cliff and lived. Once back, I saw scratches in my fairly new truck from the cliff wall that remain in it to remind me of that day. And you can bet I thank God for allowing me to survive my own stupidity.

Irv (@guest_153267)
2 years ago

That looks like the Apache trail to Lake Roosevelt in Arizona. I wouldn’t tow on it but I’ve met speed boats being towed on it.

Gayle V. (@guest_153251)
2 years ago

The road coming out of Cripple Creek Colorado comes to mind. It has parts that are straight down on both sides. I was young the last time I drove it. I wouldn’t do it today!

Denny K (@guest_153239)
2 years ago

In the late 70’s before the Russians invaded I drove a Land Rover from Kabul to Faisabad in Afghanistan. Part of the route was very much like the pictures above but mostly one lane cut into the side of the mountain with sheer drop of hundreds of feet to the Kokcha River. Sometimes we met a lorry coming from the other direction and since I was driving the smaller vehicle had to back up until I found a little wider spot in the road for the lorry to pass.

Donald N Wright (@guest_153228)
2 years ago

The “Moki Dugway” state highway in South East Utah. I drove it in daylight going up.

Estep (@guest_211815)
1 year ago

We did the Moki Dugway at night bottom to top pulling a boat. It seemed the shortest way to the Halls Crossing Marina from Mexican Hat.When we came back the ladies could see and refused to ride it down and we took the long way.

Kris Haywood (@guest_153225)
2 years ago

Back in the ’80s there was a road that ran between Idaho Springs and Central City, CO called “Oh My God Road”. It looked a lot like the one pictured and was a white knuckler in the best of weather. Over the years they legalized low stakes gambling and Central City/Blackhawk became the hub of Colorado’s gambling world and they modified the road. Now it’s more of an “Oh My Gosh, This is Beautiful, Road.”

Lorie (@guest_153324)
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris Haywood

I remember the road between Central City and Idaho Springs..
When I was a kid my Dad would drive us over that road. My Mom called it the “Oh sh** road!”

Dan A (@guest_153337)
2 years ago
Reply to  Kris Haywood

I did that road in the summer of ’73 in my ’62 Corvair Greenbrier with my Mom, Grandma and little brother and sister.

Fred (@guest_153217)
2 years ago

Mt Washington, NH

Tom H (@guest_153206)
2 years ago

Absolutely not! Not with my truck/5th wheel anyway.

Shaniah Clement (@guest_152703)
2 years ago

Driving up numerous mountains in the north, Mt. Washington Auto Road being one of them with an elevation of 8000ft with the risk of ice and snow the further up you go, this road seems very relaxing, yet beautiful!

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