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.

The pass, also known as Paso Puyehue, links Villa La Angostura and San Carlos de Bariloche  (Argentina) and Entre Lagos and Osorno (Chile). To reach the summit, on the Chilean side, the road is called Route 215-CH and on the Argentinian side is Ruta Nacional 231. Both roads are asphalted.

This pass is usually open all year, but it can be closed anytime when the access is not cleared of snow. It’s one of the easiest of the Argentina-Chile passes, and one of the few with asphalted roads in the region.

 

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.