The believed ancient highway. (from known sources)

The Gold Road

The Gold Road was an ancient highway that ran the breadth of Kalimdor a millennium ago.[1] In the World of Warcraft, the section of the road that bears the name Gold Road runs from Mor'shan Rampart, in the north, to a bridge connecting the northern and southern half of the Barrens. South of the bridge, the road is called the Southern Gold Road.

This trade route is named for the trade caravans that travel regularly along the highway from Ratchet in the south all the way to Nighthaven in the north.[2]


  • Starting from north, you'll be at the Mor'shan Rampart and the Mor'shan Base Camp. Further south will be a road heading east towards Durotar. Then carry on going south along the road and arrive at Crossroads where you cross the East-West road (Ratchet to Honor's Stand). Carry on south and you'll pass two oasis' and Wailing Caverns. A little while later you'll come across a dried-up river which creates a "border" between North and South Barrens. Here also will be Mankrik's Wife, which is a quest target.