Cerro El Pital

Cerro El Pital is the highest road of El Salvador

Cerro El Pital is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 2.709m (8,887ft) above the sea level, located on the border of El Salvador and Honduras.

Located within the Reserva Biologica El Pital, the road to the summit is totally unpaved. 4x4 vehicle required. It is one of the most popular tourist draws in El Salvador, with great biodiversity in a wide altitudinal range containing many endangered species of flora and fauna. The cloud forest has some of the rarest plants and animals in the country, including quetzals and other endangered species.
The peak is the highest point in Salvadoran territory. Starting from San Ignacio, in the department of Chalatenango, El Salvador, the road to the summit is 12.9 km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 1.705 meters. The average gradient is 13.21%.
Pic: Miguel Guzmán



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