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Ruta Nacional 40 is a route in western Argentina, stretching from Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz Province in the south to La Quiaca in Jujuy Province in the north, with a length of 5,000 km (3,107 mi), running parallel to the Andes mountains. Argentina’s Ruta 40 is one of the longest and most spectacular highways in the world.

 

Paso Futaleufú is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 335m (1,099 ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It’s one of the lowest passes of the southern Andes.

The Paso de Jama is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,320m (about 14,120ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes between Chile and Argentina. It is the northernmost road border crossing between the two countries.

 

Abra del Infiernillo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,042m above the sea level, located in Tucumán, a small Argentinian province located in the northwest of the country.

Pehuenche Pass is an international high mountain pass through the Andes, joining Chile and Argentina, at an elevation of 2,553m above the sea level. 

 

Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré  is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 1,314 m (4,311 ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It is one of the main mountain passes through the southern Andes.

Roballos Pass is an international mountain pass through the Andes, joining Chile and Argentina, at an elevation of 715m above the sea level. The pass links Cochrane and Bajo Caracoles.

 

Ruta Provincial 70 is a high mountain dirt track located in the Jujuy province, Argentina, in the extreme northwest of the country, at the borders with Chile and Bolivia, with a length of 41km.

Cuesta del Lipán (Lipan Slope) is a section of steep zigzag on the National Route 52, located in the department of Tumbaya, province of Jujuy, Argentina.

Abra el Acay

Abra el Acay is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,972 meters (16,312 ft), above the sea level, located in La Poma Departament, Salta Province, Argentina. It’s said to be the highest road pass in the whole of America. 

 

El Paso de Agua Negra (Black Water Pass) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.780m (15,682ft) above the sea level, located in the border between Argentina and Chile, linking the IV Region of Coquimbo (Chile) with the Province of San Juan (Argentina). It's one of the highest mountain passes of Argentina.

 

Paso internacional Pichachén is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.123m (6,965 ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile.



An unpaved road from Humahuaca to Iruya is the start of the discovery of awesome mountain settings, isolated villages and spectacular off-road trails. Most of the trail is unpaved. 

 

Paso del Planchón, also known as Paso Internacional Vergara, is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.515m (8,251 ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes mountain range, on the border between Argentina and Chile.



The Paso de Sico is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,092 m (13,425 ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes between Chile (II Región de Antofagasta) and Argentina (Provincia de Salta). The nearest towns to the pass are San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina and San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile.

 

RP 54 (Camino 6 de septiembre) is a curvy mountainous road which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h, located in the scenic Punilla Valley, Córdoba Province, Argentina, with a total length of 26.6km. The road climbs the Pan de Azucar mountain pass, at an elevation of 1260m above the sea level.


El Paso de Pircas Negras (Black Pircas Pass) is a high mountain international pass at an elevation of 4.110m above the sea level, located in the border between Argentina and Chile, linking the III Región de Atacama, (Chile) with the northwestern Province of La Rioja (Argentina).

Cerro El Amago is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,731m above the sea level, located in San Luis Province in central Argentina.The pass is traversed by the Provincial Route 9.

 

Ruta Provincial 52, between Uspallata and Termas de Villavicencio, is an extremely dangerous dirt track with a length of 55.2km. This curvy and unsealed mountainous track, which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h, incorporates some of the most dramatic scenery in the region.

 

Paso Carirriñe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,223 m (4,012 ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina.

Piedra del Molino is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,348 meters (10,985 feet) above the sea level, located in Los Cardones National Park, in the center-west of the province of Salta, within the San Carlos and Cachi Departments, in the Argentine Northwest.

 

Camino a la Hoya is a short mountain road with a length of 12,4km climbing up to La Hoya Ski Resort at an elevation of 1,350m above the sea level.

 

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