Cuesta del Farallón

Cuesta del Farallón

Cuesta del Farallón is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.625m (15,173ft) above the sea level located in the High Andes, in Jujuy Province in Argentina.

This high mountain road is extreme. Only 4x4 vehicles. It still remains an adrenaline-pumping journey and is definitely not for the faint of lungs, heart, or legs. Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. The road is impassable for 2 cars at the same time. If two vehicles have to pass each other, one might have to reverse for some kilometers of winding narrow road to get to a place wide enough to pass. The road includes countless hairpin turns and extremely steep sections. The surface is gravel and rocky. It’s impassable after rains. Do not travel this road in weather conditions. This road tests the skill, and courage, of any driver. It’s definitely not for anyone suffering from vertigo or a fear of landslides. Only the suicidal, the insane, or the paid-to-do-this should ever drive down. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. If you dare to take the risk and travel along this dusty and bumpy route, then make sure to be driven by someone who has experience of the road. The road ends at the Laguna Cerro Negro, a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.492m (14,737 ft) above the sea level.
Road suggested by: Hugh Wilson
Pic: http://iglesiasypaisajesdesudamerica.blogspot.com/2010/11/cuesta-del-farallon-jujuy-argentina.html