Los Angeles Times

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

From Marrakech, take the N9 southeast toward Ouarzazate across the majestic Atlas Mountains. The road's twists and turns provide a test of skill and nerves for drivers, while the ascent into the mountains treats passengers to wide-screen pleasures. Planning: Snow may close the road in winter. The 117-mile drive takes about four hours. www.visitmorocco.com photos4travel.com