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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. 


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 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.

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

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 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.

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 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.

 

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 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.

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.

 

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 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 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.

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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 Junín is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4,082 metres (13,392 ft) above the sea level, located in the Junin Region, in Peru.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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