Piedra del Molino

Piedra del Molino

Piedra del Molino is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.348m (10,985ft) above the sea level, located in Los Cardones National Park, in the center-west of the province of Salta, within the San Carlos and Cachi Departments, in the Argentine Northwest.

The road to reach the summit, called Cuesta del Obispo, still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. A quick glance at the map, at its sheer drops and serpentine twists and turns, confirms that this is no hype. A few hundred meters before reaching the peak there is a lookout point where you can see the hairpins of the road, and it’s possible to have a unic panoramic of the Quebrada del Escoipe. The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera!  The pass is traversed by the asphalted RP 33 road.
Pic: Sir Chandler