Driving the defiant Ruta Provincial A
Ruta Provincial A is a very scenic drive located in the Tierra del Fuego Province, in Argentina, the southernmost extreme of the Americas.
This scenic drive offers the opportunity to see some of nature largest marine animals in their natural environment. This is a maintained road where a high clearance 2WD vehicle is able to travel safely at low speeds on long dry straight-of-ways, without losing control due to wash boarding, ruts, or dips. But it’s highly recommended to hire a 4x4 vehicle in order to minimize your chances of a mishap, and maximize your comfort levels.
The road is 90.8km long. It’s covered in 'ripio' or 'gravel' and starts in the Ruta Nacional 3. There’s a barrier on the road closing the access to the last 22km. The zone has a semi-arid climate so expect unpredictable changes in weather throughout the year, plus high winds. Expect some narrow parts. This track can get very muddy and slippery after rain making it challenging to get through. During and after a storm the road may be impassable, even with a four-wheel-drive vehicle.