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).

Located in Southern Patagonia, the Great San Julián Depression is one of the lowest points on Earth. The depression is the lowest point of Argentina and both the Western and Southern Hemispheres, and the seventh lowest point on Earth.

The road to this endorheic basin is the scenic Ruta Nacional 3. It’s 125 km (77 mile) long running north-south from Puerto San Julián, also known historically as Port St. Julian, a natural harbour to Comandante Luis Piedrabuena, a small town in the department of Corpen Aike.

 

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