An Andean border road to Futaleufú Pass

Paso Futaleufú is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 335m (1,099ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Argentina.

Paso Futaleufú

Where is Futaleufú Pass?

Tucked away within the Futaleufu National Reserve, and named after Futaleufú river, the pass links Argentina (Chubut Province) and Chile (X Los Lagos Region).

Is Futaleufú Pass open?

It’s one of the lowest passes of the southern Andes. The immigration and aduana of either country are open in summer (8 a.m.-9 p.m.), and in winter (9 a.m.-8 p.m.). It’s the most commonly used border crossing from Argentina to the northern length of Chile’s Carretera Austral. This border is controlled on the Chilean side by the National Customs Service and on the Argentine side by the Argentine National Gendarmerie.

How long is Futaleufú Pass?

The road to the summit is called Ruta Nacional 259 in Argentina and Ruta Internacional CH-231 in Chile. Both roads feature gravel and paved sections. The pass is 118 km (73.32 miles) long, running from Ruta 235 (in Chile) to Esquel (Chubut Province, in Argentina).