Ruta 40

The Argentinian Ruta 40, one of the longest highways in the world

Ruta Nacional 40 is a route in western Argentina, stretching from Cabo Virgenes in Santa Cruz Province in the south to La Quiaca in Jujuy Province in the north, with a length of 5,000 km (3,107 mi), running parallel to the Andes mountains. Argentina’s Ruta 40 is one of the longest and most spectacular highways in the world.

Highest roads of Argentina

Highest roads of Argentina

Located in southeastern South America, Argentina in second in South America only to Brazil in size and population, There is no shortage of mountains in Argentina. The spine of the Andes follows the western border of the country for 4000 kilometers.

Paso internacional Pichachén

Pichachen Pass, a challenging border pass road

Paso internacional Pichachén is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.123m (6,965ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Paso de Jama

Jama Pass, an Andean road from Chile to Argentina

Paso de Jama is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.320m (14,120ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes between Chile and Argentina. It is the northernmost road border crossing between the two countries.

Paso de Sico

Sico Pass, an Andean dirt rubble road

Paso de Sico is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.092m (13,425ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes between Chile (II Región de Antofagasta) and Argentina (Provincia de Salta). The nearest towns to the pass are San Antonio de los Cobres in Argentina and San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile.

Paso Carirriñe

Carirriñe Pass, an Andean paved border road

Paso Carirriñe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.223m (4,012ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina.

Paso Roballos

Roballos Pass, an Andean pass from Chile to Argentina

Paso Roballos is an international mountain pass through the Andes, joining Chile and Argentina, at an elevation of 715m (2,345ft) above the sea level. The pass links Cochrane and Bajo Caracoles.

Paso de Pircas Negras

Pircas Negras Pass, a border unpaved road

Paso de Pircas Negras (Black Pircas Pass) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.110m (13,484ft) above the sea level, located in the border between Argentina and Chile, linking the III Región de Atacama, (Chile) with the northwestern Province of La Rioja (Argentina).

Abra el Acay

Abra el Acay, said to be the highest road pass in America

Abra el Acay is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.972m (16,312ft), above the sea level, located in La Poma Departament, Salta Province, Argentina. It’s said to be the highest road pass in the whole of America. 

Abra de Chorrillos

Abra de Chorrillos, one of the highest roads of Argentina

Abra de Chorrillos (also known as Abra Alto Chorrillos) is a high mountain pass located in Salta Province, in the northwest of Argentina, at an elevation of 4.560m (14,960ft) above the sea level. It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

Paso Futaleufú

Futaleufú Pass, an Andean border road

Paso Futaleufú is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 335m (1,099ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It’s one of the lowest passes of the southern Andes.

Gran Bajo de San Julián

Gran Bajo de San Julián

Located in Southern Patagonia in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina, Gran Bajo de San Julián is the lowest elevation of the Americas, at -105 metres (-345 feet).

Paso de San Francisco

San Francisco Pass, one of the highest roads of Argentina

Paso de San Francisco is an international high mountain pass, at an elevation of 4.748m (15,577ft) above the sea level. This is one of the most important passes of the Andes mountains connecting Argentina and Chile. It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré

Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass, an Andean border road

Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré  is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 1.314m (4,311ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It is one of the main mountain passes through the southern Andes.

Abra del Infiernillo

Abra del Infiernillo

Abra del Infiernillo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.052m (10,013ft) above the sea level, located in Tucumán province in northwest Argentina.

Cuesta del Lipán-Abra de Potrerillos

Driving the wild Abra de Potrerillos in Argentina

Cuesta del Lipán (Lipan Slope) is a section of steep zigzag on the National Route 52, located in the department of Tumbaya, province of Jujuy, Argentina.

Piedra del Molino

Piedra del Molino, a wild steep paved road in Argentina

Piedra del Molino is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.367m (11,046ft) above the sea level, located in the center-west of the province of Salta, within the San Carlos and Cachi Departments, in the Argentine Northwest.

Aconcagua

Aconcagua

Aconcagua is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 6.961m (22,838ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes mountain range, in the Mendoza Province, Argentina. It’s one of the highest roads of South America.

Paso de Agua Negra

Agua Negra Pass, the highest pass between Argentina and Chile

Paso de Agua Negra is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.780m (15,682ft) above the sea level, located in the border between Argentina and Chile, linking the IV Region of Coquimbo (Chile) with the Province of San Juan (Argentina). It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

Paso del Planchón

Planchon Pass, a border gravel road in the Andes

Paso del Planchón, also known as Paso Internacional Vergara, is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.515m (8,251ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes mountain range, on the border between Argentina and Chile.

Ruta Provincial 70

Ruta Provincial 70

Ruta Provincial 70 is a high mountain dirt track located in the Jujuy province, Argentina, in the extreme northwest of the country, at the borders with Chile and Bolivia, with a length of 41km.

Carretera de Iruya

Iruya Road, a narrow unpaved drive in Argentina

Located in the Salta Province of northwestern Argentina, an unpaved road leading from Humahuaca towards Iruya is the start of the discovery of awesome mountain settings, isolated villages and spectacular off-road trails.

Termas de Villavicencio (Ruta provincial 52)

RP52 is a road with 365 turns to Termas de Villavicencio

Ruta Provincial 52, between Uspallata and Termas de Villavicencio, is an extremely dangerous dirt track with a length of 55.2km. This curvy and unsealed mountainous track, which rarely permit speeds over 30km/h, features some of the most dramatic scenery in the region.

Abra Fundición

Abra Fundición

Abra Fundición is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 5.050m (16,568ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Salta, in northwestern Argentina. The road to reach the pass is extreme and not for people afraid of heights. It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

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