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.

This trail passes through remote areas, so you need to be prepared. The Torres del Paine National Park, encompassing mountains, glaciers, lakes, and rivers in southern Chilean Patagonia, can be reached by Route CH-9, which is paved and connects Punta Arenas and Puerto Natales and continues as an asphalt road for 100 km and then becomes a gravel road (Y290). In the winter using tire chains is recommended due to unstable climatic conditions. Watch out for sudden loose-gravel breaks.

Due its unique location and passing through remote areas, it is important when driving in these conditions to be prepared. The best time to drive this road is between December and February, the southern summer. In winters, the weather becomes too extreme to be on this zone. Check weather forecasts before leaving home, and remember that it becomes cooler and often more prone to storms at higher elevations. 



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