If you think the traffic-choked Tail of the Dragon is good, just wait until you take a look at these corner-carving meccas. They're Jalopnik readers' own picks for the twistiest roads in the world.


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10.) Grimsel Pass

Suggested By: moefosho

Where You'll Find It:Switzerland

Why It's Awesome: This journey through the Grimsel Pass in Switzerland doubles back on itself 20 times, with a few more waiting depending on the route taken. That means you'll have plenty of chances to take a look at the beautiful mountain scenery as you go.


9.) Cottonwood Pass

Suggested By: Cool Cadillac Cat

Where You'll Find It:Colorado Road 306

Why It's Awesome: Some of Cottonwood Pass is paved, some is still dirt, but it all looks pretty awesome. It takes off into a mountain about halfway through for some added excitement, and when this road runs out it looks like there are a bunch more in the area that are almost as fun.


8.) Stelvio Pass

Suggested By: Buck_Turgidson

Where You'll Find It:The Italian-Swiss Border

Why It's Awesome: Again, if it impressed these guys, it's probably pretty good. After being featured on Top Gear, the Stelvio Pass has achieved legendary status amongst us enthusiasts. Find it on an empty day, and relish the drive in the valley, pretending you're Jeremy Clarkson the whole time. It's a cliche for a reason.


7.) D211

Suggested By: ncasolo

Where You'll Find It:Alpe D'Huez, France

Why It's Awesome: In this part of the Alps, it seems as though bicycles are more popular forms of transportation than cars, so watch out on D211. But when you're not dodging the peloton, enjoy this mountain pass.


6.) Mineral King Road

Suggested By: Irishman

Where You'll Find It:Just outside Three Rivers, California

Why It's Awesome: The road that leads eastward out of Three Rivers doesn't go to any specific place, just to a mountain overlook area called Mineral King. It rises 6400 feet during its 25 mile wend through the California countryside. The best part is that when you're done, you get to turn around and do it all over again — the road is a dead end.


5.) Transfăgărăşan

Suggested By: alpin

Where You'll Find It:România

Why It's Awesome: Our favorite British triumvirate had a great time here, so you probably will too. The loop around the reservoir is beautiful, and is challenging enough to keep you busy behind the wheel.


4.) Route 33

Suggested By: junkyardninja

Where You'll Find It:California

Why It's Awesome: Route 33 features lots of elevation changes and as junkyard ninja descirbes, "miles and miles of perfect corner-carving bliss." We're jealous.


3.) Irohazaka

Suggested By: moefosho

Where You'll Find It:Japan

Why It's Awesome: Each direction gets its own one-way road leading to and from Lake Chuzenji, with over 400 meters of elevation changes along the way. Each of the road's 48 turns has a signpost with a character from the Japanese alphabet. As you travel the road, you proceed up and then down in alphabetical order.


2.) Hana Highway

Suggested By: Gimmi Sagan Om Draken

Where You'll Find It:Maui, Hawaii

Why It's Awesome: The turns on the Hana Highway around the island of Maui come in such quick succession and are so tight that they have been known to cause intense carsickness not just in passengers, but in drivers as well. The road loops the majority of the island, takes about three hours to complete, includes roughly 600 turns, and you get a beautiful sightseeing tour as well.


1.) Los Caracoles

Suggested By: Kiwi_Commander

Where You'll Find It:The border of Chile and Argentina

Why It's Awesome: Los Caracoles looks like one of the tightest sets of switchback corners in the world today. It's regularly traversed by big double-decker tour buses and trucks, though in the winter it gets especially treacherous. Because of its mountainous location, it's especially prone to freezing over.

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