High Roads
Part One: A selection of high roads around the world
Metres Feet Rd no/ type Road name Location/road between Lat-long (under construction) Source Remarks Top
6200m (5745m?) (20341') (18850') 4x4 rd? Sia La (Sella) Kashmir - China (disputed) border - military road? N 35 E 76 Nelles Shown on Nelles 1:1.5m map as 'minor rd, cart track'. But 18,850' is given in this article - would still be the highest rd but the article also implies that this pass may not be motorable.
5940m (19488') Trek Path Gondogoro La W Vigne Glacier, Baltoro, Pakistan N 36 E 76? Web See angelfire.com and karakorumexplorers.com.pk
5790m (18996') 4x4 rd? Khurdopin La Lukpe Lawo, Snow Lake, Karakoram Range, Pakistan N 36 E 75 Nelles On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'. Highest rd? (see above). See angelfire.com
5752m (18871') Path or track? Ghanla La Nepal - China border N 27 E 87 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5700m (18700') ? Lukpe La Sim Glacier, Snow Lake, Karakoram Range, Pakistan N 36 E 75? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5669m (18599') 4x4 rd? Shipki La India - China border N 31 E 78 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map - 'other road' on India side, 'path or track' on Chinese. World's highest border crossing?
5608m (18399') ? Trango Pir Pass Tukchun Lungma, Deosai Plains, Pakistan ? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5608m (18399') No rd? Mana La India - China border N 31 E 79 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map - no road or track shown
(5602m) 18380' Road Khardung La Near Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 34 E 77 Sign Sign says "World's highest motorable road" - this claim seems generally accepted. See rimotreks.com
5584m (18320') Path or track? Sanala La Nepal - China border N 29 E 83 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5583m (18316') Path or track? Pindu La Nepal - China border N 29 E 83 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5575m (5568m) (18290'/ 18267') No rd? Karakoram La Kashmir - China (disputed) border N 35 E 77 Gizi (Nelles) Gizi map shows rd to pass from N (China) side; Nelles 1:1.5m shows no rd. NOT on Karakoram Highway - see below.
(5547m) 18200' 4x4 rd? Bilafond La Military road?, Pakistan-India stand-off zone, Kashmir Web See wesjones.com - may be no road.
5500m (18044') 4x4 rd? Shapodak La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5431m (5300m) 17818' (17388') Road Xuegu La** (Suge La) Yangbajain - Shigatse, Tibet, China N 29 52 55.5, E 90 07 58.3 GPS (GCM) Highest point of Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 7.5.2004. China's/Tibet's highest through road?
5407m (17739') ? Skam La Sim Glacier, Snow Lake, Pakistan N 36 E 75? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5406m (17736') 4x4 rd? Konmaru La Nr Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5400m (17716') Rte 219 Chiragsaldi La On Tibet - Xinjiang Highway near Mazar N 36 E 77 Nelles Highest point on a numbered highway? (Although this is a very rough road, once surveyed by HERO team.)
5400m (17716') 4x4 rd? Phirtse La Kashmir, India N 32 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5399m (17713') 4x4 rd? Mazeno La Nr Nanga Parbat mt, Pakistan-administered Kashmir N 35 E 74 Nelles On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'. See angelfire.com
5364m (17598') ? Masherbrum La Yarmanendu Glacier, Pakistan ? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5361m (5341m) (17588' 17523') Rte 219 Khitai La On Tibet - Xinjiang Highway in Aksai Chin disputed border area N 35 E 79 Gizi/ Nelles/ GCM In disputed China-India border zone. Nelles & GCM show different locations but same altitude.
5328m (17480') Main road Taglang La Leh - Chandigarh Highway, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles
5325m (17470') Path or track? Namja La Nepal - China border N 29 E 82 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5310m (17388') Road Khandutash Daban Nr Kangxiwar, Xinjiang, China N 36 E 78 Gizi
5300m (17388') 4x4 rd? Aghi La Near Mazar, Xinjiang, China N 36 E 76 Nelles On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5300m (17388') 4x4 rd? Umasi La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 33 E 76 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5293m (17365') Path or track? Chanla Nepal - China border N 30 E 82 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5290m (17355') Road Chang La Nr Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 34 E 77 Nelles
5266m (17276') Road Monda La S of Lhasa, Tibet, China N 28 E 90 Gizi
(5259m) (5220m) 17255' (17126') Rte 318 Gyatso La** (Jia Tsuo La) Lhatse - Tingri, Tibet, China N 29 E 87 GPS (GCM) On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004.
5258m (17250') Path or track? Tinkar La Parallel to Chhyanala La (below), from Nepal to Barga N 30 E 80 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5255m (17240') 4x4 rd? Kanji La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 34 E 76 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5247m (5160m) (17214') (16929') 4x4 rd? Chillinji La Karakoram, Pakistan N 36 E 74 Nelles (Web) On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'. Height given as 5160m on angelfire.com
5243m (17201') Road Uprang La Xinjiang, China (nr Karakoram Highway) N 36 E 75 Nelles On link road from Route 219 to Karakoram Highway
5220m (5180m) (17126') (16994') Rte 109 Tanggula Shanku** China-Tibet border N 32 52 55.4 E 91 55 05.5 GPS (GCM) On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004. World's highest asphalt highway? (Adjacent railway under construction will be world's highest)
(5207m) 17086' Road Pang La** New Tingri - Everest Base Camp, Tibet, China N 28 E 87 GPS On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004. Fabulous view of Everest.
5200m (17060') 4x4 rd? Hiachuk La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5190m (17027') ? Lupgar Pir Pass Chuparsan & Lupgar Valleys Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
(5161m) 16935' Road Everest Base Camp** Tibet, China N 28 E 87 GPS On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004.
5151m (16899') Rte 219 Mayum La On Tibet - Xinjiang Highway between Barga & Samsang, Tibet, China N 30 E 82 GCM
5151m (16899') 4x4 rd? Lasirmur La Nr Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 34 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5151m (16899') 4x4 rd? Hispar La Karakoram Range, Pakistan N 36 E 75 Nelles On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'. See also angelfire.com
5150m (16896') 4x4 rd? Tarki La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 33 E 76 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5140m (16863') 4x4 rd? Thonde La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5140m (16863') Path or track? Rinchenzoe La Bhutan N 27 E 90 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'path or track'
5120m (16797') Rte 318 Thong La Friendship Highway to Nepal, in Tibet, China N 28 E 86 Gizi
5111m (16768') Road Kabak Daban Nr Kangxiwar, Xinjiang, China N 36 E 78 Gizi
5100m (16732') Rte 214 Bayan Har Shanku Between Xining and Qamdo, Qinghai, China N 34 E 97 GCM
5098m (16725') Road Chhyanala La India-China border, on Buddhist pilgrim road to holy Mt Kailash? N 30 E 80 Gizi World's highest international pass (i e where pass is at border)?
5095m (16715') 4x4 rd? Tiptala La Nepal - China border N 27 E 87 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'other road'
5093m (16709') Rte 318 Zuagong-Mankang, Tibet, China N 29 42 37.6 E 98 00 11.9 GPS On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004.
5090m (16699') Road Shingo La Kashmir, India N 32 E 77 Nelles
5084m (16679') ? Tussarpo La Baunta Lungma, Shigar Valley, Pakistan ? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5073m (16643') ? Skora La Skora La Glacier, Braldu, Pakistan ? Web No info except listing on Passes of Pakistan at angelfire.com
5065m (16617') Main road Lachalung La Leh - Chandigarh Highway, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles
5060m (5050m) (16601') (16568') Main road Tang La Tibet - Sikkim Highway, Tibet, China N 27 E 89 Gizi (GCM) On route from Lhasa to Darjeeling, India
5059m (16597') Road Abra Huayraccasa** Nr Huachocolpa, Peru Sign On Inca Trail rally 2001; highest motorable through road in the Americas?
See betzgi.ch (check link)
5055m (5010m) (16584') (16437') Main road Kara La** Shigatse - Lhasa, Tibet, China N 28 53 38.6 E 90 10 15.9 GPS (GCM) On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004.
5050m (16568') Rte 318 Lalung La Friendship Highway to Nepal, in Tibet, China N 28 E 86 Gizi
5040m (16535') Path or track? Kagmara La Nepal, nr Kanjiroba N 29 E 82 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'other road' or 'path or track'
5030m (16498') Road Ye La S of Lhasa, Tibet, China N 28 E 90 Gizi
5030m (16502') 4x4 rd? Alampai La Shigarthang Lungma, Deosai, Pakistan-administered Kashmir N 35 E 75 Nelles On 1:1.5m map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'. See angelfire.com
5021m (16470') Rte 318 Mt Milha Pass** 155km E of Lhasa N 29 49 37.6 E 92 20 40.1 GPS On Great Tour of China 4x4 rally 2004
5020m (16469') Main road Nuchli La Leh - Chandigarh Highway, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles
5018m (16463') 4x4 rd? Labtse La Nepal - China border nr Barga (pilgrim route to Mt Kailash?) N 30 E 81 Gizi Marked on Gizi 1:3m India map as 'other road' or 'path or track'
5017m (16460') 4x4 rd? Pingdon La Zanskar, Kashmir, India N 34 E 76 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5008m (16430') Road Zagar Pass Minor rd in Hindu Kush, Pakistan N 36 E 72 Gizi
5006m (16423') 4x4 rd? Lalung La Nr Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
5000m (16404') 4x4 rd? Rubarung La Nr Leh, Ladakh, Kashmir, India N 33 E 77 Nelles On 1:650K map, road shown as 'minor rd, cart track'
4895m (16059') Rte 40 Abra de Acay Nr San Antonio de los Cobres, Argentina Web Highest (unmade) road in Argentina. See /perso.wanadoo.fr/marc.liaudon
4890m (16043') Road Punta Olympica Huascaran National Park, northern Peru Web See pedalperu.com
4818m (15807') Rte 20 Ticlio** (aka Abra Anticona) Lima-La Oroya, Peru Sign On Inca Trail rally 2001; highest through tarred highway in the Americas? (Railway alongside is world's highest until China-Tibet line opens)
4767m (15639') Road Portachuela de Llanganuco Huascaran National Park, northern Peru Web See pedalperu.com
4655m (15272') M41 Akbajtal Pass North of Murghab, Tajikistan Nelles Tajikistan's highest road pass? See regent-holidays.co.uk
4602m (15098') Main road Khunjerab Lah Karakoram Hwy, Pakistan-China Nelles Height reports vary & include 4730m (15514') (web), 4890m (16039') (GeoCenter map) & 4934m (16183')(web). (NB the Karakoram Pass is not on this road - see above)
(4306m) 14130' CO103 Mount Evans Scenic Byway Nr Georgetown, Colorado, USA Delorme "America's highest paved automobile road" (not through rd) - opened 1927. See mountevans.com
(4300m) 14110' Toll rd Pike's Peak* Nr Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA Various Upper half gravel; world's highest motor race (speed hillclimb) venue? See ppihc.com
4118m (13510') Pico el Águila Parque Nacional Sierra la Culata, Venezuela Sign Highest road in Venezuela. See mipunto.com
(4019m) 13186' Mosquito Pass Nr Leadville, Colorado, USA Delorme 4x4 trail - highest motorable through pass in N America? See members.tripod.com
(4002m) 13132' Argentine Pass Nr Dillon, Colorado, USA Delorme 4x4 trail across Continental Divide. See yingti.com
(3997m) 13114' Imogene Pass San Juan Mts, between Ouray & Telluride, Colorado, USA Sign "Normal 4x4 dirt road", course of annual 17.1mi running race - see imogenerun.com
(3800m) 12470' White Mountain Nr Bishop, California, USA Web Access rd to U of California's Barcroft High-Altitude Research Laboratory. Highest rd in California. See wmrs.edu/ & naturalbornhikers.com
3752m (12309') Torugart Pass Kyrgyzstan - China border Nelles On 2000 Around the World/London-Beijing Rally
(3704m) 12183' US34 Trail Ridge Road Rocky Mountains National Park, Colorado, USA Web Highest paved through rd in N America. See nps.gov
(3696m) 12126' Cottonwood Pass* Nr Buena Vista, Colorado, USA Delorme Tar to summit from E; W side good gravel; highest highway across Continental Divide? See cycletourist.com; for map starshine.com
(3686m) 12095' CO82 Independence Pass Nr Aspen, Colorado, USA Delorme Paved main highway to Aspen ski resort.
(3662m) 12015' Cumberland Pass* Nr Gunnison, Colorado, USA Sign Good gravel road. See starshine.com
(3655m) 11992' US6 Loveland Pass Nr Dillon, Colorado, USA Delorme Main transcontinental highway, now bypassed by Eisenhower Tunnel
3432m (11259') Monte Irazu* Nr San José, Costa Rica Web Access road to active volcano rim - said to be the only place (apart presumably from Cape Horn) where you can see both the Atlantic and Pacific. Highest road in Cental America? See cgrl.cs.mcgill.ca and costa-rica-guide.com
3398m (11148') Pico de Veleta Nr Granada, Spain SpOS Highest paved rd in Europe (not through)
(3383m) 11,100' Salang Tunnel Hindu Kush, Afghanistan Web 2.6km long. World's highest rd tunnel? See usaid.gov (pdf)
3275m (10744') Tlaeengpas N E Lesotho AA-RSA Footprint "Highest road in Africa" says Footprint guide to SA, 7th edn, p867
3250m (10662') Paso de Veleta* Nr Granada, Spain Web Highest through paved rd in Europe
3250m? (10662'?) Wolkefit Pass* Gondar-Axum rd, Ethiopia Web Highest through rd in northern Africa? (sources vary, 3100-3250m)
3250m (3240m) (10662') (10629') Kotisephola Pass** S E Lesotho, between Mokhotlong & Sani Pass GPS (OS-L) On 4x4 African Adventure 2005.
3240m (10629') Pass of Guns E Lesotho, between Mapholaneng & Butha-Buthe OS-L
3220m (10564') Mahlasela Pass E Lesotho, between Mapholaneng & Butha-Buthe OS-L
3090m (10137') Mafika-Lisili Pass Central Lesotho, between Pitseng & Lejone OS-L
3045m (9990') Menoaneng Pass S E Lesotho, between Mokhotlong & Thaba-Tseka OS-L
2880m (9448') Sani Pass** S Africa-Lesotho border Web On 4x4 African Adventure 2005. Highest road in S Africa & highest international pass in all Africa (4x4 only)? (NB the continuation of this road into Lesotho rises further to the Kotisephola Pass, above)
2865m (9399') Pic du Midi de Bigorre Pyrenees, Near Lourdes, France; spur from Col du Tourmalet (see below) Web Until recently an unpaved toll road gave access to this mountain top observatory, and was probably the highest road in France. Access now by cable car - road abandoned, closed to all use (vehicle, cycle and foot), and falling into disrepair. See picdumidi.com and ocd.org.uk
2892m (2829m) (9488') (9281') Mamisoni Pass Web Highest pass in Georgia. See nplg.gov.ge & infohub.com
Latter has lower alt
2822m (9258') Ötztaler Gletscherstrasse Sölden, Austria Web "Highest tarmac in the Alps", to top of ski runs (not through rd); highest point is in road tunnel - Europe's highest? See aukadia.net
2802m (9192') D64 Cîme de la Bonnette* Nr Barcelonnette, French Alps SH-IGN Highest paved through rd in France & in the Alps; much rallied. See http://www.aukadia.net/alps/south/bon.htm
2770m (9087') D902 Col de l'Iseran* Nr Val d'Isère, French Alps Mich See aukadia.net
2757m (9045') Passo di Stelvio* Italian Alps Mich Classic Alpine rally road. Highest in Italy? See aukadia.net
2744m (9002') D205 Col Agnel (Colle d'Agnello) On France - Italy border; minor road nr Briançon Mich Highest broder crossing in Europe? See aukadia.net
2720m (8923') Tiffindell ski centre Eastern Cape, South Africa Sign Height of centre. Access really needs 4x4.
2700m (8858') Rte 84 Norikura Skyline Drive Nagano, Gifu, Japan. Through road (one side closed to cyclists). Web Highest rd in Japan. See kancycling.com
2688m (8818') Tiffindell-Reedsdell** Access road to Tiffindell ski centre, Eastern Cape, South Africa GPS On 4x4xplore African Adventure 2005. Highest through road within South Africa? Roughish and very steep - really needs 4x4.
2646m (8681') D902 Col du Galibier* Near Valloire, French Alps Mich See aukadia.net
2645m (8677') D391 Col de Parpaillon 4x4 mountain pass near Umbrun, French Alps Mich Tunnel at summit. Liable to closure. See aukadia.net
2637m (8651') Col de Sencours On now-closed road to Pic du Midi de Bigorre (see above) Web See ocd.org.uk/ocd-guides
2621m (8596') Passo di Gavia* Dolomites, Italy Web Famous old rally road (when narrow gravel with fearsome drops - now sanitised). See aukadia.net
2612m (8569') Colle del Nivolet Gran Paradiso National Park, Italian Alps Mich See aukadia.net
2577m (8454') Grossglockner-Edelweissspitze Spur from Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse (see below) Web See grossglockner
2540m (8333') Port de Rat Rough track across France-Andorra border OK for mountain bike if pushed for part distance - blocked tunnel? See Port-de-Rat on Google.
2535m (8316') Debaklu Pass Near Goris, Armenia Web Highest road pass in Armenia. See users.rcn.com
2511m (8238') Colle di Fauniera Pradlèves, Italy Web See http://www.aukadia.net/alps/fauni.htm
2509m (2474m) (8231') (8116') Timmelsjoch (Passo del Rombo) On Austria/Italy border Web (Mich) Second highest border crossing in Europe? Michelin gives 2474m. See aukadia.net
2504m (8215') Grossglockner Hochalpenstrasse** Austrian Alps Official website On London - Cape Town rally 1998. Famous tourist road - see www.grossglockner.at and aukadia.net Highest through pass in Austria?
2503m 8212" Passo Umbrail Swiss-Italian border, nr Stelvio Sign Third highest border crossing in Europe? See http://www.aukadia.net
2499m (8197') Rte 396 Naudesnek Rhodes - Maclear, Eastern Cape, South Africa AA-RSA Usually claimed as highest pass in South Africa motorable by car, but Lonely Planet 6th edn (and locals) say "don't attempt unless you have a 4x4" (and then see 2880m & 2688m above).
2478m (8129') Nufenen Pass Valais, Switzerland Mich Highest paved pass in Switzerland. See aukadia.net
2407m (7897') N22/ CG2 Port d' Envalira France - Andorra border Mich Highest road pass in Pyrenees.
2320m (7611') Tre Cime di Lavaredo Highest paved road in the Dolomites (not through?); unmade road goes beyond to 2344m, rough track to 2454m. See aukadia.net
2305m (7562') Mount Fuji toll road Mount Fuji, Japan Web See japan-guide & channel4.com
2260m (7414') Tizi N'Tichka Pass Morocco Web Highest pass in Morocco (in N Africa?)
2228m (2146m?) (7309') (7040') DN67C Urdele ('The Cheeses') Pass East of Petrosani, South Carpathians, Romaina Web Unmade road. Highest pass in Romania? See roving-romania.co.uk and bikeromania.de (the latter gives the lower altitude)
2206m 7239' Alb 40 Highwood Pass Nr Banff, Alberta, Canada Web Highest paved rd in Canada. See peakfinder.com
2115m (6938') D918 Col du Tourmalet Pyrenees, nr Lourdes, France Mich Highest road pass in French Pyrenees. See aukadia.net
(c2037m) c6684' Mount Mitchell Mount Mitchell State Park, North Carolina, USA Highest paved road in eastern USA? Mt Mitchell's altitude is 6684m and the road "goes to within 0.2mi". See americasroof.com
2014m (6607') N7C Balea-pas Trans-Fagarasan Highway, Romania "N 45°36.363' E 24°37.194' Web Highest paved road in Romania. See danielgobert.free.fr
2000m? (6561'?) Borgo Pass? Transylvania, Romania
1993m (6538') (N339) Torre da Estrela** Covilha - Seia, Serra da Estrela, Portugal Mich Short side road off N339 to the tower, highest point of Portugal's highest mountain range. Highest paved road in Portugal
(1916m) 6288' Mt Washington Auto Road New Hampshire, USA Web Highest paved road in north-eastern USA? Opened 1861. See mountwashington.com
1909m (6263') D974 Mont Ventoux Through road over isolated mountain nr Avignon, France Mich The 'Giant of Provence'. The 21.5km climb from Bedoin to summit was famous speed hillclimb, rally stage and Tour de France cycle hill. Hillclimb still run over 10.5km (67th runninng in 2005). See lemontventoux.net
1840m (6036') Charlotte Pass Kosciuszko, NSW Web Highest road in Australia? See bigride.com.au
1804m (5918') Schlinks Pass NSW? Web Unmade private road, locked gates, referred to as highest in Australia - see perisherblue.com.au for this claim & mail-archive.com for the altitude
1749m (5738') Sveti Jure Dalmatia, Croatia Web Paved toll road. Highest road in Croatia (not through?). See community.webshots.com
1720m (5643') Rossfeld-Ringstrasse Tourist ring road to mountain of Rossfeld, nr Berchtesgarden, Bavarian Alps, Germany Web Highest road in Germany?
c1710m (c5610') Kehlsteinhaus (Eagle's Nest) Road to Hitler's chalet, Berchtesgarden, Bavaria, Germany Web Not open to public. See kehlsteinhaus.de
1705m (5594') ex E92 Katara Pass Ioánina - Tríkala, Greece Mich Highest paved pass in Greece. Was E92 main rd, now bypassed by tunnel
1525m (5003') Rte 35 Troyan Pass Nr Troyan, Bulgaria Web Highest (paved?) pass in Bulgaria? See luckytours.hypermart.net
1477m (4845') D84 Col de Vergio Evisa - Calacucia, Corsica Mich Highest through paved rd in Corsica
1448m (4750') Nikitsky Pass Crimea, Ukriane Web Highest road in the Crimea?
1434m 4704' Rte 55 Sognefjellsvegen* (Sognefell Road) Between Sogndal and Lom, Norway Web "Highest mountain pass in N Europe"? See home.c2i.net/sanaess
(1173m) 3848' Mount Equinox Mount Equinox Skyline Drive, Vermont, USA. No-through toll road to mountain top. Web USA's highest paved speed hillclimb, run annually over 5.2 miles since 1950. However it is not the longest paved hillclimb course on the world, as claimed on the website (see Mont Ventoux above). See equinoxmountain.com
1121m (3677') Rte 89 Cardrona Highway Between Wanaka and Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand Web Highest rd in New Zealand? See scenicpacific.co.nz
1080m (3543') Crown Saddle South Island Web Highest rd in New Zealand? See ocd.org.uk
1080m (3543') A1 Khyber Pass Pakistan - Afghanistan border Gizi Pakistan Rte A1
975m (3198') Flatruet** Between Funäsdalen and Ljungdalen, Härjedalen, Sweden Web On HERO Arctic Winter Trial 2003. Highest road in Sweden. See jungdalen.com
796m (2611') Mt Leinster (summit)** Co Carlow, Republic of Ireland OS Ireland grid ref S 827 525 Sign On HERO Irish Tour 2004. Private rd to TV mast. Highest (paved) rd in Ireland?
c540m (1778') Mullaghcarn Nr Omagh, Northern Ireland OS Ireland grid ref H 509 809 OS-C (Private?) rd to mountaintop mast - surface unknown. Summit SH is 542m, rd crosses 540m contour. Highest rd in N Ireland?
c525m (c1722') R115 Sally Gap** Wicklow Mountains, Republic of Ireland OS Ireland grid ref O 133 136 OS-C Highest through paved rd in Ireland? Famous rally road.
>430m (>1410') Dart Mountain Cranagh - Park, Sperrin Mountains, Northern Ireland OS Ireland grid ref H 589 969 OS-C Pass crosses 430m contour. Highest through paved rd in N Ireland?
172m 567' Yding Skovhoej East Jutland Web Highest paved road in Denmark