Navigating Bijan Pass: A Scenic Road through Iran's Mountainous Heart

Gardaneh-ye Bijan is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.215m (10,547ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Isfahan Province and Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, in the Isfahan Region of Iran. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Bijan Pass

Is the road to Bijan Pass paved?

The road leading to the summit was recently constructed and is fully paved. Characterized by its winding nature, the road has steep sections with numerous curves, many of which are hairpin turns.

How long is Bijan Pass?

Situated in the central part of the country, the pass stretches for 33.0 km (20.50 miles), running from Deh-e Bozorg Sisakht to Bideh. The pass was named in honor of the Iranian general, Bijan, who, along with his soldiers, was trapped by snow and cold and met a tragic end while trying to cross it. This pass serves as the starting point for climbing many of the Dana peaks.

Is Bijan Pass open in winters?

Located high in the Dena Mountains, a subrange of the Zagros Mountains, the road is typically impassable in winter and often remains so into the spring due to heavy snowfall and associated risks.

Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: seyed hasan Zolanvar