Paso de los Libertadores

Paso de los Libertadores, an Andean pass from Chile to Argentina

Chile and Argentina share more than 5,000 miles of border, most of them drawn on the imposing peaks of the Andes. With over 40 border crossings between the two countries spread over the mountains, the most spectacular and important is Paso de los Libertadores, also known as the Paso del Cristo Redentor. It's one of the most scenic drives in the world.

Paso Pehuenche

Paso Pehuenche, an Andean mountain road

Pehuenche Pass is an international high mountain pass through the Andes, joining Chile and Argentina, at an elevation of 2.557m (8,389ft) above the sea level.

Paso de Jama

Jama Pass, an Andean road from Chile to Argentina

Paso de Jama is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.320m (14,120ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes between Chile and Argentina. It is the northernmost road border crossing between the two countries. It's one of the highest roads of the country.

Paso de Agua Negra

Agua Negra Pass, the highest road between Argentina and Chile

Paso de Agua Negra (Black Water Pass) is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.780m (15,682ft) above the sea level, located in the border between Argentina and Chile, linking the IV Region of Coquimbo (Chile) with the Province of San Juan (Argentina). It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile.

Paso Futaleufú

Futaleufú Pass, an Andean border road

Paso Futaleufú is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 335m (1,099ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It’s one of the lowest passes of the southern Andes.

Paso de Sico

Sico Pass, a scenic border pass in the Andes

Paso de Sico is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 4.092m (13,425ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Chile and Argentina, on an arid high plateau in the Andes mountains.

Ojos del Salado

Ojos del Salado, one of the highest accessibles point by car on Earth

Ojos del Salado is a massive stratovolcano in the Andes on the Argentina-Chile border and the highest volcano in the world at 6.891m (22,608ft). This mountain has been the scenario of several records for attaining the highest altitude aboard a land vehicle. It’s one of the highest accessibles point by car on Earth.

Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré

Cardenal Antonio Samoré Pass, an Andean border road

Paso Cardenal Antonio Samoré is an international mountain pass at an elevation of 1.314m (4,311ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes, on the border between Chile and Argentina. It is one of the main mountain passes through the southern Andes.

Paso Carirriñe

Carirriñe Pass: a beautiful border road in the Andes

Paso Carirriñe is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 1.223m (4,012ft) above the sea level located on the border between Chile and Argentina. The road is less used but it is a beautiful route.

Ruta Nacional 5

Ruta Nacional 5 is Chile's longest route

Ruta 5 in Chile runs from the Peruvian border, connecting with Ruta 1, 19km north of Arica, down to Puerto Montt where it connects via ferry to Chiloé island. This major road is a bypass of the country’s capital, Santiago. This road is Chile's longest route, 3,364 kilometres (2,090 mi) and is part of the Panamerican Highway. A notoriously dangerous drive, it's filled with deep valleys, steep drops, and desert.

Llano Chajnantor

Llano Chajnantor, one of the highest roads of Chile

Llano Chajnantor is a high mountain plateau at an elevation of 5.042m (16,541ft) above the sea level, located in the Atacama desert of Chile. The zone has an exceptionally arid climate, inhospitable to humans. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile. 

Paso internacional Pichachén

Pichachén Pass, a border pass road

Paso internacional Pichachén is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.123m (6,965ft) above the sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile.

Embalse El Yeso

The Wild Road to Embalse El Yeso

Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, in Chile, at an elevation of 3.000m (9,843ft) above the sea level, Embalse El Yeso is a reservoir in the Santiago Metropolitan Region. It’s one of the scariest roads in the world. Your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the lake spread out before you! The road is bordered by a drop of several meters, unprotected by guardrails, directly to the water.

Y290

Y290, a scenic road in Chilean Patagonia

High mountain unpaved road located in Chilean Patagonia with a total length of 70 km, going through the Torres del Paine National Park. The road starts on the junction of the Chilean Highway 9.

CH-265

CH-265, one of the world's most beautiful roads

Located in the Aysén Region of the Chilean Patagonia, the gravel road Ruta CH-265 is one of the world's most scenic drives. The road follows the shores of the General Carrera Lake. Unpredictable, grueling, unsafe and tough, but yet captivating, charming and strikingly beautiful!

Highest roads of Chile

Highest roads of Chile

Located in South America, Chile is a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The world's longest country is marked by a narrow depression between the mountains and the sea.

Paso del Planchón

The gravel road to Planchón Pass in the Andes

Paso del Planchón, also known as Paso Internacional Vergara, is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.515m (8,251ft) above the sea level, located in the Andes mountain range, on the border between Argentina and Chile.

Portezuelo del Cajón

Portezuelo del Cajón, an Andean gravel pass

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.

Sairécabur Receiver Lab Telescope

Drive to the Sairécabur Receiver Telescope

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 surface of the road is gravel and sand and you can get there by 4x4. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile.

Paso de San Francisco

San Francisco Pass, one of the most important roads of the Andes

Paso de San Francisco is an international high mountain pass, at an elevation of 4.760m (15,616ft) linking  the Argentine province of Catamarca with the Atacama Region of Chile. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile.

Baños Colina

The unpaved road to Baños Colina natural pools

Located in the foothills of the Andes Mountain Range, in Chile, at an elevation of 2.500m (8,202ft) above the sea level, Baños Colina are several natural pools of thermal water which have temperatures up to 50 ºC and are arranged as outdoor terraces by calcareus deposits.

Carretera Austral

Carretera Austral, one of the toughest tracks in the world

Carretera Austral (also known as Ruta CH-7) is one of the most spectacular and challenging drives in the world. The road, which is unpaved for over 70% of its length, runs through northwest Chilean Patagonia. 

Volcan Aucanquilcha

Aucanquilcha Volcano, an old mine road to the top

Aucanquilcha is a massive stratovolcano at an elevation of 6,176m (20,262ft) above the sea level, located in Antofagasta Region of northern Chile. An old mine road used to run to the top, but now much of it above 5,500m has been wiped out by landslides. For several years, it was the highest driveable road in the world.

Paso Socompa

Socompa Pass, an international border road

Paso Socompa is an international high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.876m (12,716ft) above the sea level, on the Argentinian-Chilean border.

NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.