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Forbes just released an article which lists America's Scariest Highways. I've been on most of them myself but not all of them. What do you all say? Is this list accurate? Are there others more worthy of the claim? Personally, I found Highway 50 in Nevada to be one of the most relaxing stretches of highway I have ever driven. At night it is amazing to just pull over, stop your car or rig, get out and gaze at the stars for a while.

America's Scariest Highways

Interstate 5 (Central Valley, California)
Angeles Crest Highway (San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles, California)
Pacific Coast Highway (Laguna Beach to Malibu, California)
Highway 50 (Nevada)
Highway 1 (Florida Keys, Florida)
Interstate 70 (Rocky Mountains, Colorado)
State Route 89A (Flagstaff, Arizona)
Highway 1 (Anchorage to Seward, Alaska)
Saddle Road (Route 200) (Hawaii Island, Hawaii)
Interstate 15 (between Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV)

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Some of this is utter nonsense. There is nothing scary about driving US 1 in the Keys.


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Maybe they're only scary for Truck Campers.

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"I-70 through Denver has one of the highest passes on all the interstates, and its steep hills can be extremely slick in the winter. In bad weather "you just stay in your lane, don't touch your brakes, and hope you make it to the bottom," Sedenquist says."

Um, isn't this true for ANY highway? I travel I-70 a lot. There are a lot more hairy roads out there than 70. Forbes is nuts.

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I hope the financial advice is better than this article on highways [emoticon]
Probably not [emoticon]

I have driven half those and not a one I have been on is anything scary.


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smkettner wrote:

I hope the financial advice is better than this article on highways [emoticon]
Probably not [emoticon]

I have driven half those and not a one I have been on is anything scary.

Indeed. Now that I think about it, any of the Los Angeles freeways during rush hour is much scarier than any of those listed. When you are about to miss your exit and you unintentionally cut somebody off (it is almost impossible not to cut somebody off at some point in bumper to bumper traffic) and your life is in danger because you never know if they are going to try and shoot you because of the road rage...

Now that is what I call scary!

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Scariest highways are thru inner cities, or near Mexican border. I've been on several in above list, and did not find them scary at all.


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I have driven:
Interstate 5 (Central Valley, California) - Boring except for that Tule Fog. I much prefer 99.

Pacific Coast Highway (Laguna Beach to Malibu, California) - Fine if everyone stays in their lane.

Interstate 70 (Rocky Mountains, Colorado) - First time in 1972 at night. Now, that was scary! Big change today.

State Route 89A (Flagstaff, Arizona)- Several times. Both northern and southern route. Just a lonely two lane road mostly.

Interstate 15 (between Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV) - Just another wild ride on the Interstate highway.


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I've done 'em all except Angeles Crest Highway & Saddle Road. I guess Forbes definition of scary is different than mine. I'd call them "beautiful" (with the exception of I-5) or "challenging" but not "scary"





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Looks like this thread is only a handful of seconds older than the ATC counterpart Who Makes These Lists?

My response was, "I note that CA-211 is surprisingly missing from that list and frankly should be listed."

Hwy 395 in Eastern Oregon is just as empty and lonely and visually deceiving in regards to Distance from what I've seen as Highway 50, and has the added problem of the occasional cow leaving the grazing areas on either side and standing in the middle of the black top.


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