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The Darien Gap is a break in the Pan-American Highway with a length of 60 miles without roads. It makes that overland travel across Central America is pretty much impossible.  This gap has has been successfully crossed a handful of times - usually by expeditions equipped with off-road vehicles and staffed by special forces types, a near-impenetrable jungle that guerrilla fighters and drug runners call home.

The Pan-American Highway is one of the biggest adventures in the world. It’s a network of roads covering almost 48,000 kilometres (30,000 mi) from North America to South America.

Trampolín del Diablo (Mocoa-San Francisco) Adiós mi vida

Located in the south of Colombia, going through the Valley of Sibundoy, the road between Mocoa and San Francisco in the department of Putumayo in Colombia, is one of the most dangerous roads in the world. The road was built in 1930 and zigzags the Andean mountain range. There have been numerous deaths from cars falling off.

Alto de Letras

Alto de Letras is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.679m (12,070ft) above the sea level, located in central Colombia. It’s said to be the longest road climb in the world.

 

Chicamocha Canyon is a steep sided canyon located in the Chicamocha National Park, in Colombia.

 

Located in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia, Vetas is the highest town in the country, at an elevation of 3,350metres (10,990ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest towns accessible by car on Earth.

 

Carretera 37 is a mountain road located in southern Colombia with a length of 132 km, going within the foothills of the Cordillera Central.

 

Cerro Machín is a stratovolcano at an elevation of 2.650 metres (8,694 feet) above the sea level, located in Tolima Department, Colombia.

 

Nevado del Ruiz is a volcano located in Colombia, at an elevation of 5,321 m (17,457 ft) above the sea level. A sudden drop in the temperature, even in summer, can trigger winter-like conditions. The drive to approach the volcano is the highest road in the country. 

 

Laguna Verde de Azufral is a high mountain volcanic lake at an elevation of 3,970 m (13,025 ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Nariño in southern Colombia.

 

Alto de La Línea is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.287m (10,787 ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Central or central range of the Andes mountains.

 

El Silencio is a high mountain parking at an elevation of 2.585m above the sea level located in Tolima Department, Colombia, within the Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados, on the way to Nevado del Tolima, a stratovolcano at an elevation of 5,276 metres (17,303 feet).

 

Salto del Tequendama, the Tequendama Falls, is one of the Colombia’s major tourist attractions. Located in the municipality of San Antonio del Tequendama, it’s a 132m high waterfall on the Bogotá River.

 

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