The most dangerous highways in the US

Colorado 550 road

Colorado 550 ©daveynin/Flickr

On the huge, wide open spaces of America, a road trip has got a very special feeling of freedom and adventure. But there are quite a lot of infamous roads and highways in the country where travel is more of a danger than an adventure. Check out our top 5 list below to see what are the most dangerous highways in the US to avoid them if possible, or – if you are the daring type – to check them out!

Take a look at the list and if you have seen other dangerous roads or do not agree with our order, please let us know in the comment section! And the article may be, but the actual experience is not for the faint hearted, so just be careful!

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The Dalton Highway, AK

If you have ever watched the show names The Ice Road Truckers, you saw that it is not about the hardest and most dangerous roads in North America. Dalton Highway was featured on the show as one of the worst in the world. The 414 miles long road is full of pitfalls and possibilities to an accident and as the weather is almost always freezing, getting stuck on this road could be lethal!

Interstate 95, FL

Interstate 95 Florida

Interstate 95 ©Doug Kerr/Flickr


Having the reputation of being the deadliest highway in America, the Interstate 95 sees an immense amount of fatal accidents for years now. Traffic goes on 12 lanes, but the highway is still very crowded. Florida often faces extreme weather which worsens driving conditions many times thus also contributing to the high number of accidents.

US Highway 2, MT

It is pretty dangerous to drive in Montana by all means as towns and cities are far from each other and thus it is not safe at all to get stuck on the long roads. Highway 2 is most unsafe because of the many high speed drivers and also because it could take hours for help to arrive.

Colorado 550, CO

With its tricky turns and twists the Colorado 550 is also called the Million Dollar Highway. The name refers to an only 12 miles long part of the road going right next to the edge of the mountain where there are no guardrails.

Colorado 550 road

Colorado 550 ©daveynin/Flickr

The Lake Pontchartrain Causeway LA, CA

This is not an actual road, but more like a 24 miles long bridge crossing Lake Pontchartrain. The main danger of driving through the bridge is caused by the fog that can be so thick that one cannot see anything – literally!

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