The North Yungas Road (also Groves road, Coroico road, Camino de las Yungas, El Camino de la Muerte, road of Death, and Death road) is a 61 to 69 km road (depending on source) leading from La Paz to Coroico, 56 km (35 miles) northeast of La Paz in the Yungas region of Bolivia.
It is legendary for its extreme danger and in 1995 the Inter-American Developement Bank christened it as the worlds most dangerous road.
One estimate is that 200-300 travellers were killed yearly along the road. The road includes crosses marking many of the spots where such vehicles have fallen.
Upon leaving La Paz, the road first ascends up to around 5 km, before descending to 330 m (1079 ft), transiting quickly from cool altiplano terrain to rain forest as it winds through very steep hillsides and atop cliffs.