Ruta 40

Driving the legendary Ruta 40 in Argentina: Road Trip Guide

Ruta Nacional 40 is the name of a very scenic drive in western Argentina, stretching from Santa Cruz Province in the south to Jujuy Province in the north. Running parallel to the Andes mountains. Argentina’s Ruta 40 is one of the longest and most spectacular highways in the world.

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.

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 4.283m (14,051ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Chile and Argentina. It is the northernmost road border crossing between the two countries.

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.

Aconcagua

Aconcagua, an altitude record by motorcycle

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

Paso Roballos

Roballos Pass is an Andean pass from Chile to Argentina

Paso Rodolfo Roballos is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 651m (2,135ft) above the sea level, joining Chile and Argentina.

Paso de Sico

Sico Pass, an Andean dirt rubble road

Paso de Sico is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.092m (13,425ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Argentina, on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains.

Paso Carirriñe

Carirriñe Pass: a beautiful border road in the Andes

Paso Carirriñe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.223m (4,012ft) above the sea level located on the border between Chile and Argentina. The road is less used but it is a beautiful route.

Paso de San Francisco

Driving the international San Francisco Pass in the Andes

Paso de San Francisco is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.760m (15,616ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

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 on the border of Argentina and Chile.

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 de Chorrillos

A memorable unpaved road to Abra de Chorrillos

Abra de Chorrillos is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.555m (14,944ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Jujuy and Salta provinces, in Argentina. 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.

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.

Cuesta del Lipán-Abra de Potrerillos

Driving the wild Cuesta del Lipán to Abra de Potrerillos in Argentina

Abra de Potrerillos is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.192m (13,753ft) above the sea level, located in the department of Tumbaya, province of Jujuy, 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.

Abra Fundición

A zigzagging unpaved road to 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 the pass is extreme and not for people afraid of heights. It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

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.

Gran Bajo de San Julián

The road to Gran Bajo de San Julián, the lowest point of the Americas

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

Puente Río Moat

The challenging Puente Río Moat

Located in the southernmost tip of South America, in Argentina, the bridge over the Moat River is 42m long. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Paso de Agua Negra

Agua Negra Pass, the highest road between Argentina and Chile

Paso de Agua Negra (Black Water Pass) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.774m (15,662ft) above the sea level, located on the border between Argentina and Chile. It's one of the highest roads of Argentina.

Abra del Acay

Abra del Acay is said to be the highest road pass in America

Abra del Acay is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.956m (16,259ft) above the sea level, located in La Poma Departament, in Salta Province, in northwestern Argentina. It’s said to be the highest road pass in the whole of America.

Abra del Infiernillo

Travel guide to the top of Abra del Infiernillo

Abra del Infiernillo is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.056m (10,026ft) above the sea level, located in Tucumán province in northwest Argentina.

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