A mining road to Cerro del Carmen in the Andes

Cerro del Carmen is a high mountain peak at an elevation of 5,145m (16,879ft) above sea level, located on the border of Argentina and Chile. It's one of the highest roads in the country.

Cerro del Carmen

Where is Cerro del Carmen?

Set high in the Andes mountain range, the peak is located on the border between the IV Region of Coquimbo (Chile) and the Province of San Juan (Argentina).

Can you drive to Cerro del Carmen?

The road to the summit is entirely unpaved. It’s a mining road. The drive is very challenging, with narrow parts, steep sections, and countless hairpin turns.

Is Cerro del Carmen open in winters?

Set high in the Andes mountain range, because of its altitude, this road is open only in summers (from December to April). The rest of the year is blocked by snow. Wind and cold are the factors that must be considered.