11/09/2010 07:32 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

11 Daring Wilderness Drives (PHOTOS)

There are scenic drives, calm, relaxing and beautiful, and then there are wilderness drives - rough, unpredictable, and spectacular. Military-style planning is essential for this pick of the world's most challenging, but rewarding, 4WD wilderness odysseys!

List and text courtesy of National Geographic's Drives of a Lifetime: 500 of the World's Most Spectacular Trips. For more road trips from National Geographic, please click here.

10 Daring Wildnerness Drives