Volcan Tacora

Volcan Tacora

Volcan Tacora is a stratovolcano located in the Andes of the Arica y Parinacota Region of Chile at an elevation of 5.980m (19,620ft) above the sea level. In 2009 it was built a trail to the summit. It's one of the highest mountain roads of Chile.

The trail to the summit of the northernmost volcano of Chile is extreme. It was built with a bulldozer in 2009. It’s pretty narrow and really scary. There are many sulfur mines in the saddle between Tacora and Chupiquiña, and hot springs are located on the eastern side of Tacora. It's one of the highest motorable roads in the world.
The volcano is located near the Bolivian border. Following this new trail your wheels will be astounded at the wonderful views of the mountains spread out before you! They are terrible for drivers who are prone to vertigo. In many places the road is bordered by a drop of hundreds of meters (many hundreds of feet) unprotected by guardrails. It’s one of the highest roads of South America.
Pic: Carlos Javier Silva Currieco

 

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