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.

The road to reach the pass, by the Chilean side is called Ruta X-78 and by the Argentinian side is called ruta provincial Nº 41. The connecting Chile-Argentina road through Paso Roballos is narrow and with less traffic than Chile Chico pass. It is very good at the beginning but deteriorates (corrugations and lose gravel) as it smoothly climbs to the pass were migration offices are. Going down to Bajo Caracoles-Argentina you can ride at higher speed but corrugations are present here and there. The pass is open throughout the year, although occasionally closed by snow. 


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