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.

Located within Los Cardones National Park, the pass is traversed by the winding asphalted Ruta Provincial 33 road. The road along the pass is known as Cuesta del Obispo, and sits between the villages of El Carril and Payogasta.

At the summit there is a small chapel. 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.
Pic: Sir Chandler


NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.