Is Durango’s «Devil’s Backbone» the most dangerous route in Mexico?


This road connects the state of Durango with Sinaloa through 280 kilometers and more than 3 thousand curves.

What for many was one of the most dangerous routes, became an attraction for adrenaline lovers, especially those who like to travel roads and routes that put them on the edge of death, we are talking about Mexico Federal Highway 40. or known worldwide as “The Devil’s Backbone.”

This road that connects the state of Durango with Sinaloa through 280 kilometers “looks” attractive mainly to motorcyclists, who have renamed it from the Devil’s Backbone to “Route 666” since it has at least 3 thousand curves, from El Salto in Durango to El Palmito in Concordia, already in the state of Sinaloa.

Traveling through the Espinazod del Diablo (the Devil’s Backbone) takes around six hours, and although it has earned multiple adjectives for being a dangerous road, but at the same time spectacular, traveling along it is synonymous with enjoying unique landscapes that mostly belong to the Durango mountain range.

From various aspects it turns out to be amazing, since this road has more than three thousand curves, which make it complex. Halfway along the way there is a practically obligatory stop at the so-called Devil’s Backbone, which is precisely where many gave it the name. name.

Why did they give it that name?
Speaking specifically of the part known as “The Devil’s Backbone,” it is located at kilometer 168 of the federal highway, which reaches 2,500 meters above sea level.

It is a favorite place for motorcyclists, who, when participating in events such as the International Motorcycle Week, get away on one of the days in the port, to get to know it or decide to arrive at the event by that route due to the challenge that driving entails. on two wheels through these tight curves, which appear one after another, thus generating new experiences.

At the starting point there is a sign indicating that this Matamoros-Mazatlán highway, in its Durango-Mazatlán section, was made available to the people by the then President of the Republic, Adolfo López Materos, in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Mexican Revolution.

Source: Luz Noticias

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