Explore the Most Dangerous Adrenaline-Fueled Twisted Highway in Arizona

Arizona is lots with twisty roads, but this one might take the cake. US-93, which has its southern terminus at Wickenburg, is 200 miles of pure adrenaline-fueled driving. driving’s far safer than driving once was, but the joys of a winding road remain undeniable.

US-93, a significant north-south highway, goes from Wickenburg to Canada. The entire trip is about 1,400 kilometers long.

Arizona accounts for just under 200 miles of the road. It terminates with the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge at the Nevada state boundary.

After around 30 kilometers, the road winds through a thick Joshua tree forest. It then travels north, eventually joining with I-40 on the way to Kingman.

Once in Kingman, US 93 divides and proceeds north toward the Hoover Dam. The famed ghost town of Chloride is off this highway, so you’ll drive past the weirdly cheerful remnants of Santa Land.

Until recently, this road was among the most dangerous in the country. Between 2010 and 2016, 90 persons were killed in vehicle accidents along the route from Phoenix to Las Vegas.

Slow medical response times on the road may have contributed to the severity of the crashes. Fortunately, the Federal Highway Administration reports that years of upgrades have made it a considerably safer highway to traverse.

Putting aside the danger, we may all appreciate the natural beauty of the Arizona environment that surrounds the roadway. The twists and turns make it much more spectacular!

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