Some off-roading can border on suicide.

Don't get me wrong, I own a Jeep and will go off road with the first opportunity. However, some of the following shots stretch the realms of possibility and can be deemed either Photoshop or "simply nuts".

We'll start with the Hummers climbing exercise on The Lions Back, Moab, Utah:
(found on Pic.Tiexue.net, pictures courtesy The Hummer Network, photographer Bill Damm)

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For the first person perspective going down, click here

Scary roads do not get "better" than this:
Carhuaz Valley road in Peru on the way to Chavin De Huantar ruins.

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(images credit: Terrax)

Meanwhile in the US mountains...
Flat Iron Mesa in Moab, Utah:

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(image credit: Whitey)

Black Bear Pass, Colorado

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(images credit: RJsfun)

Webster Pass - top shelf road:

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Schofield Pass - Devil's punchbowl with snow:

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Cliffhanger - Moab, Utah:

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(images credit: RJsfun)

"The Cliffhanger is the worst feeling because it's less than 3' to a very very long freefall."

Santa Fe Peak, Colorado, and switchback road near the top of Mt. Antero:

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(images credit: Octoberist)

Bridge at the Rollins Pass:

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Looking down when driving across the bridge:

(images credit: ArloGuthroJeep - updated info)

Shelf road on Radical Hill:

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(image credit: DaJudge)

And probably the hairiest of all -
Negotiating top of the Pearl Pass, Colorado, in a thunderstorm:

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(images credit: 86Original)

Send us your own scary / exciting extreme off-roading pictures, for the next adrenalin-charges post.

Off-roading's Humble Beginnings

The 20s had more mud and fewer roads, of course.

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Also Read: Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Parts 1-4

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's something to be said for traveling by mule, you know.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The first set is of the The Lions Back, Moab, UT.

Here's some videos

going down...way too fast

going down... view from in car


Blogger Sleestak said...

Oh, HELL no!

Blogger mary said...

I've run some 4wd roads in the mountains of Colorado, and while the uphills might have been tough at 13 and 14 thousand feet elevations, let's just say I was really glad I wasn't driving. Scary stuff!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

See if you can find a pic for the Paikakareke road on the North Island of New Zealand.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FWIW, the bushducks.com one is not very wild at all. The camera is tilted and the horizon is at a 30 degree angle; look at the trees in the background or the rear end of the vehicle, which, if the camera is level, is suspended in an impossible manner.

Blogger Unknown said...

I only see bad people spoiling the nature in these pictures

Blogger Pete said...

I'm pretty sure Rollins Pass is inaccessible by car due to huge concrete barrier @ the Needle Eye tunnel

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that is some extreme off road-ing.


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