Çam Geçidi

Çam Geçidi, one of the highest paved roads of Turkey

Cam Pass (Cam Geçidi) is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.640m (8,661ft) above the sea level, located in the Artvin Province in the Black Sea region, at the far eastern end of Turkey. It’s one of the highest paved roads of the country. 

The road over the pass is asphalted. It’s called D010 road. It’s pretty steep. This road can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. If you've got your own vehicle, it's worth stopping for the views. Starting from Ardahan, at 1.845m above the sea level, the ascent is 23.2km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 795 meters. The average percentage is 3.42%. 

The pass sits on the way from Ardahan and the town of Şavşat (Artvin Province). It is difficult to keep the pass open to traffic during the winters because of the harsh weather conditions due to high altitude. It suffers the harsh meteorological conditions of the area every winter.