Death Road

Death Road, a lethal journey in the Bolivian Yungas region

La Carretera de los Yungas was, probably, the most famous road in the world as well as the most dangerous. This gravel dirt track covers a 69-kilometre (43 mi) stretch between La Paz and Coroico, in the Yungas region of Bolivia.

El Angosto o cañón del Pilcomayo

El Angosto, one of the deadliest roads in the world

El Angosto de Villa Montes (or Pilcomayo canyon) is one of the deadliest and most dangerous roads in the world. Located in the Tarija Department in south-eastern Bolivia, this balcony road, with a a 450 meter drop on the right side, unprotected by guardrails, is extremely narrow.

Carretera Tupiza-Quiriza

Road Tupiza-Quiriza

Spectacular high mountain dirt track mix of sand, rocks and rivers, in Potosí Department, Bolivia, with a total length of 63.9 km. This corrugated road links the villages of Tupiza and Quiriza running entirely at an elevation of more than 3.100m above the sea level.

Cerro Uturuncu

Cerro Uturuncu, one of the world's highest roads

Cerro Uturuncu, (also known as Uturunku or Uturunco) is a stratovolcano in southwestern Bolivia, located in the Potosí Department, Sur Lípez Province, San Pablo de Lípez Municipality. At an elevation of 6.008m (19,711ft) it's one of the highest motorable road passes of the world. The biggest problem is the extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.

Paso Salar de Ollagüe

Salar de Ollagüe Pass, a treacherous road in the Andes

Paso Salar de Ollagüe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.695m (12,122ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Bolivia.

Paso Internacional Ciénaga de Paicone-Río Mojón

Ciénaga de Paicone-Río Mojón Pass

The Paso Internacional Ciénaga de Paicone-Río Mojón is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.627m (11,889ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Bolivia.

South Yungas Road

South Yungas Road, a scenically rewarding but dangerous trip

Chulumani Road (also known as South Yungas Road) is a dangerous mountain road that connects La Paz to Chulumani, in the Sud Yungas region in Bolivia. The road, with a length of 64 kilometres (40 mi) is considered to be so dangerous as theNorth Yungas Road. 

Volcán Ollagüe

Ollagüe Volcano, one of the highest roads of South America

Volcán Ollagüe is a massive andesite stratovolcano in the Andes at an elevation of 5.868m (19,251ft) above the sea level located in northern Chile (Región de Antofagasta) on the border with Bolivia (Departamento de Potosí). Words can’t describe the road and pictures don’t do it justice. It’s one of the highest roads of South America.

Abra Tres Cruces

Abra Tres Cruces

Abra Tres Cruces is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.729m (15,515ft) above the sea level, located in La Paz, a department situated at the western border of Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Sairécabur Receiver Lab Telescope

Sairécabur Receiver Telescope, one of Bolivian highest roads

The Sairécabur Receiver Lab Telescope lies at an elevation of 5.525m (18,127ft) above the sea level and is located approximately 38 km (24 mi) northeast of San Pedro de Atacama, and directly south of the Putana Volcano, on the border between Bolivia and Chile, on the Cerro Sairécabur. The road is unpaved and you can get there by 4x4. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Antiguo Puente de Pailón

Antiguo Puente de Pailón, a challenging bridge in Bolivia

Located in the small town of Pailón in Bolivia, the old bridge in Pailon was one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Colquechaca

Colquechaca

Colquechaca is a small town in Bolivia, at an elevation of 4.167m (13,671ft) above the sea level. It’s one of the highest elevation human habitation in the world.

Cerro Chacaltaya

Cerro Chacaltaya, the road to the world's highest ski resort

Cerro Chacaltaya is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5.260m (17,257ft) above the sea level, located in the La Paz Department in Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Cerro Sanabria

Camino al Sol de la Mañana: a challenging track to Cerro Sanabria

Cerro Sanabria is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.844m (15,892ft) above the sea level, located in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department in the far southwestern Bolivia.

Portezuelo del Cajón

Portezuelo del Cajón

Portezuelo del Cajón is an international high mountain pass on the border between Chile and Bolivia, at an elevation of 4,480m (14,698ft) above the sea level, located on the lower southeast flank of Juriques volcano, in the Andes.

Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado

Chungara-Tambo Quemado Pass, an Andean paved road

Paso Chungara-Tambo Quemado is a high mountain pass through the Cordillera Occidental of the Andes along the border between Chile and Bolivia, at an elevation of 4.687m (15,377ft) above the sea level.

Highest roads of Bolivia

Highest roads of Bolivia

Located in western-central South America, Bolivia is equal in size to California and Texas combined. The geography of Bolivia is unique among the nations of South America. With their high altitudes, the mountains bear a striking resemblance to the rugged peaks of Himalaya.

Paso Colchane-Pisiga

Colchane-Pisiga Pass

Paso Colchane-Pisiga is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.695m (12,122ft) above the sea level, located on the Chilean-Bolivian border.

Camino a Caranavi

Caranavi Road, not for the faint of heart

Close to the popular Death Road but less famous, Camino a Caranavi is a dangerous high mountain road starting in Coroico, with a total length of 76km.

Isla Incahuasi-Salar de Uyuni

Isla Incahuasi-Salar de Uyuni

Isla Incahuasi is a rocky outcrop of land in the middle of Salar de Uyuni (the world's largest salt flat) at an elevation of 3.656m (11,995ft) above mean sea level. It’s located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes.

Abra Laguna Morijon

Abra Laguna Morijon

Abra Laguna Morijon is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.901m (16,079ft) above the sea level, located in Sur Lípez Province in the Potosi Department of south-western Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Volcán Acotango

A mine road to the top of Acotango Volcano

Volcán Acotango is a volcano at an elevation of 6.052m (19,856ft) above the sea level, located in Parque Nacional Sajama, in the border between Bolivia and Chile. There’s a 4x4 mine trail that climbs up at an elevation of 5.509m (18,074ft) above the sea level. The unrideable track continues a bit higher, but it’s not drivable. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Paso del Condor

Condor Pass

Paso del Condor is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.730m (15,518ft) above the sea level, located in Potosí, a department in southwestern Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

Abra Puca Loma

Abra Puca Loma

Abra Puca Loma is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.804m (15,761ft) above the sea level, located in the Cordillera de Lípez in the Sud Lípez Province of the Potosí Department in southwestern Bolivia. It's one of the highest mountain roads of the country.

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