1. Pike's Peak, Colorado
Pike's Peak is extremely fast, extremely twisty, and extremely unforgiving. Only recently has the majority of the 14,000-foot climb been paved, and large boulders wait to punish you for going off even slightly...and that's the safe bit. Go off a little higher up, and you'll be taking the very fast way down. Don't kill yourself in the process, and it's rewarding. Drive slow like a sane person, and you'll have a chance to take in one of the best views of the Rockies you'll ever see.
Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's very proud of himself for not making a "get high in Colorado" pun for Pike's Peak.