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Highest roads of South America

Finding the highest mountain road in South America may also mean discovering some of the highest roads in the world. But in the South American Andes the situation is confusing like in the Himalayas and the results are often questionable and conflicting. Many high altitude gravel roads are particularly being reported in Bolivia and Chile. But all elevation indications vary greatly in different reports and you can actually not rely on them.

Highest mountain roads of South America:

Mountain passElevationCountrySurface
Aconcagua6.961m (22,838 ft)ArgentinaGravel
Ojos del Salado6.891m (22,608 ft)Argentina/ChileGravel
Cerro Uturuncu6.008 m (19,711 ft)BoliviaGravel 
Volcan Tacora5.980m (19,620 ft) ChileGravel 
Volcán Ollagüe5.868 m (19,251ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel
Refugio Tejos5.800m (19,000ft)ChileGravel 
Cerro Sairécabur5.753m (18,874ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel 
Cerro Estrella5.702m (18,707ft)Chile      Gravel
Cerro Chajnantor5.635m (18,487ft)ChileGravel
Cerro Cañapa5.629m (18,467ft)BoliviaGravel
Curiquinca5.625m (18,454ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel
Portezuelo Sairécabur5.541m (18,179ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel
Sairécabur Telescope5.525 m (18,127 ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel
Volcán Acotango5.509m (18,074ft)Bolivia/ChileGravel 
Volcan Aucanquilcha5.500m (18,044 ft)ChileGravel 
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