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Dangerous roads in Americas

Hi Guys

I'm riding through the Americas soon and filming for TV series. I want to go from Alaska to Argentina and pick up interesting roads. So far I have a few on the list, the interesting one being death road Bolivia among several others.
The Dalton highway is mentioned as well. Is there any in Western side of USA I should add to the list?

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I found this site a few weeks back, it might have some roads that might interest you.

http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ar-roads-74758

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This one could be nice n hairy...saline hot springs

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This one could be nice n hairy...saline hot springs

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thats handy. I ride through death valley on the way to Mammoth. Thanks mate
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No dangerous roads in Northern California. Not much to see here either. Best get down to So Cal. Very dangerous roads.
(they call them Freeways!)

If you do find dangerous California roads ... please do not name them in your film. Let riders find them by themselves!

All the dangerous roads are in Colorado. Head EAST mate!

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Chile

I wouldn't call it dangerous, but the road from Puerto Montt to Chile Chico, Chile, is very beautiful. You have to take a few ferries, but it was much better than riding in the wind in Argentina. The best bit is around Lake General Carrera.
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Copper Canyon

The Copper Canyon.

Creel, Urque, Batopilas to Guachochi. Not to be missed!

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The OP asked for "dangerous" not "best" roads.


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Sorry ... not revealing any of our roads to be put on TV. Next thing you know some ass hat will be leading guided tours and the place will be crawling with cops ...ruining the whole area for everyone.
We are motorcyclists, not a FOR PROFIT business.

If you do find our best California roads ... please do not name them in your film and no GPS coordinates either. Let riders find them by themselves.
California is not your personal Disneyland for hire.

As we natives say:
WELCOME TO CALIFORNIA .... now go home!


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The OP asked for "dangerous" not "best" roads.
Sorry for being less than welcoming ... I just see so much commercialization coming in from all sides. I'll edit my post so as not to offend visitors.

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Oh how could I forget the Tail of the Dragon? It's between Tennessee & South Carolina (but you aren't headed all the way over there...)

This road is dangerous in that it's notorious so every joe schmo wants to have a crack at it. There is a tree of shame festooned with crashed bike parts in the middle. The road itself is not that bad, very nice & twisty but good paved tarmac. We rode it at night when it was nice n empty and naturally came upon a biker who had just gone down. (He was fine)
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I've driven the Tail of the Dragon more than a dozen times, never fails to impress.

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It may be outside your original route but you might want to search Google 'images' for Shafer Trail in Utah. It's about 30kms West of Moab, Utah. I rode it a few years ago on an 800gs and my knuckles were white, all the way. I don't like heights which of course, was the whole point of riding it. Utah is spectacular. If Shafer Trail interests you, message me and I'll send you or post GPS coordinates. I also did a 20 minute video of it. All the best on your trip.

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El Espinazo del Diablo / The Devil's Backbone between Durango and Mazatlan in Mexico is still hairy but is no longer as dangerous as it once was.

Taming the Devil's Backbone: How the Durango-Mazatlan Highway will revitalize northern Mexico | Mail Online

14A from the coast to Huaraz, Peru.

Also, I second the Drwnite's suggestion of the road to Batopilas...

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Shafer Trail in Utah. It's about 30kms West of Moab, Utah. I rode it a few years ago on an 800gs and my knuckles were white, all the way. I also did a 20 minute video of it.
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