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Ticlio Pass (Abra Anticona)

Ticlio Pass (also called Abra Anticona) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,818m (15,807ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Central of the Peruvian Andes. The pass is said to be, incorrectly, the highest paved road in South America and it's traversed by paved Carretera Central Ruta 22, between Lima and La Oroya. 

Abra Culipampa

 

Abra Culipampa is a high mountain pass located in Peru in Departamento de Arequipa, at an elevation of 5,024m above the sea level. Abra Culipampa is located between Culipampa (5kms) and Abra Huarcaya (18kms). It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

Carretera de Chivay a Arequipa


Spectacular asphalted high mountain road, between Chivay and Arequipa, in the Colca valley, Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, Peru. The road climbs a nameless pass summit at an elevation of 4.910 meters (16,110 ft) above the sea level.

Abra Chonta

Abra Chonta is a high mountain pass located in the  central Peruvian department of Huancavelica, at an elevation of 4,875m above the sea level.

Carretera Machu Picchu

Carretera al Machu Picchu

Short mountain road between Aguas Calientes (Spanish for "hot water" or "hot springs"), sometimes referred to as Machupicchu Town, located in Peru on the Urubamba (Vilcanota) River and Machu Picchu, a 15th-century Incasite located at an elevation of 2.430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level.

Abra Malaga

 

Abra Malaga is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3,256m (10,682 ft) above the sea level, located in southern Peru on the Continental Divide of South America.

Punta Olimpica

Punta Olimpica is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.890m above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain passes in Peru driveable by car.

Tunel de Kahuish

 

Tunel de Kahuish is a high mountain tunnel at an elevation of 4,516m above the sea level, located in Ancash, a region of northern Peru. It’s said to be the world's tallest tunnel.

Paso Portachuelo Llanganuco

Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass

The Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass, at an elevation of 4.767m (15.639') above the sea level, is perhaps the most significant gateway of the Huascaran National Park, Peru. The most challenging section of the road up to the pass is a 8.5km long section. Over this distance, the road includes 28 hairpin turns and the elevation gain is 527 meters. The average percentage is 6.2%. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

The road to the Paramount logo

 

The road to lake Paron is located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a part of the Peruvian Andes. The drive offers dramatic mountain views of the Chacraraju, Pisco, Huandoy mountains and the iconic Artesonraju. It has been suggested that Artesonraju is the mountain depicted in the live-action Paramount Pictures logo.

Abra Huayraccasa

Abra Huayraccasa

Abra Huayraccasa is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.059m (16.597') above the sea level, located in Peru. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru. The road over the pass is gravel, pretty narrow and steep. It can be extremely dangerous after rains or snowfalls.

Acceso a La Rinconada

 

Acceso a La Rinconada is a short gravel and stones mountain road located at the foot of a rapidly retreating glacier in the Peruvian Andes barely 20 km (13 mi) west of the Bolivian border. The road climbs up to La Rinconada, the highest elevation human habitation in the world.

Carretera del Cañon del Pato

 

Narrow high mountain dirt road with a total length of 45km, between the village of Yuracmarca and the Calipuy National Reservation, in Peru, going through gorges, rivers, tunnels and high mountain passes.

Cotahuasi road

 

Cotahuasi road is a high mountain road located near the city of Arequipa in the south of Peru. The surface of the road is gravel and it leads to Cotahuasi Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world.

Ruta 3NA

Carretera 3-NA in Peru is one of the most dangerous roads in the world (top #3). There are vertigo-inducing depths of up to 1.000m. It’s located in Ancash, a region of northern Peru.

Abra Arcata

 

Abra Arcata is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5,101m above the sea level, located in the Arequipa region, in southwestern Peru. The road to reach the summit includes crossing a section inside a mine. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

Abra Azuca

 

Abra Azuca is a high mountain pass located in Peru in Departamento de Apurimac, at an elevation of 5,130m above the sea level. The pass is located between Huacullo (31kms) and Abra Anabi (39kms). It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

Highest mountain roads of Peru

 

Located in western South America, Peru extends for nearly 1,500 mi (2,414 km) along the Pacific Ocean. Ice-capped and imposing, the highest mountains in the country rise up from the Andes, reaching heights above 20,000 feet.

Abra Patapampa

 

Abra Patapampa (also known as Abra Pata Pampa) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.910m (16,109ft) above the sea level, located in the Caylloma province in the Arequipa region, in southwestern Peru. It’s said to be the highest paved pass in the Americas.

Punta Callán

 

Punta Callán is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,228m above the sea level, located in the Cordillera Negra mountain range, in departamento de Ancash, Peru.

Curvas de Huanchaca

Curvas de Huanchaca

Curvas de Huanchaca is a collection of 24 hairpin turns in the graveled Route 3SF, in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. This stretch of road, with a length of 9.8km, starts at 2.261m above the sea level, and climbs up to 2.900m. It’s one of the famous hairpinned roads in the world.

Carretera Santa María - Santa Teresa

 

Located in the Cusco Region of Peru, the road between Santa María and Santa Teresa is one of the most dangerous roads in the world.

Abra Oquepuño

 

Abra Oquepuño is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4,873m (15,977 ft) above the sea level, located in the province Carabaya in the region Puno, in southern Peru. It’s said to be the second highest asphalted road in South America.

Serpentín Pasamayo

 

Serpentín Pasamayo is a very dangerous coastal road located in the Lima Province of Peru. The road has no safety fences.

Subida a Cajatambo (Carretera 106)

 

Scary high mountain unpaved road, surfing among precipices, blind curves, and dangerous hairpins, with a total length of 115km. Carretera 106 (official name of this dirt track) starts in the city of Paramonga and finishes in the municipality of Cajatambo, Peru.

Tipon ruins

 

Tipon Inca ruins are located in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range.

Mirador Cruz del Cóndor

 

Mirador Cruz del Cóndor is a stunning lookout at an elevation of 3.287m (10,784 ft) located in the the Department of Arequipa, Caylloma province, in Peru.

Lago Paron

 

Lago Paron is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.200m (13,779 ft) above the sea level, located on the Peruvian Andes.

Camino a Salinas

 

Camino a Salinas is a scary high mountain road between Arequipa and Lake Salinas, a salt lake in Peru. The road, officially called Ruta 34C, has a length of 61km. Arequipa is the capital and largest city of the province of Arequipa and the second most populous city in Peru.

Abra Loncopata

 

Abra Loncopata is an extreme high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.119 m (16,795 ft) above the sea level, located in Reserva Cotahuasi, in southern Peru. The road includes some 20% gradient sections. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Peru.

 

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