Kızıldağ Geçidi

A paved road to Kızıldağ Geçidi in Eastern Turkey

Kizildag Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.167m (7,109ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Sivas and Erzincan provinces of Turkey.

Set high in the eastern part of the country, the road to the summit is totally paved. It’s called D.200 (or E88) and connects East Anatolia to Central Anatolia. It is the highest point of the road. It is difficult to keep the pass open to traffic during the winters because of the harsh weather conditions due to high altitude.

The road to the summit is very steep, hitting a 9% of maximum gradient through some of the ramps. The pass is 97.2 km (60.3 miles) long running west-east from Zara (in Zara district of Sivas Province) to Altköy (in the Refahiye District of Erzincan Province).

 

 

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