A-235 is a very exciting journey in the heart of the Las Vicuñas National Reserve, in the Arica and Parinacota Region of Chile. It runs entirely over 4.100m above the sea level.
The road is gravel in very good conditions. It’s 89.3 km long and links A-319 and A-201 roads via Guallatire and Ancuta. The high elevation with its risk of altitude sickness, weather concerns, steep road grade and overall inaccessibility make the travel dangerous and difficult. The road is known as Ruta San Pedro de Atacama – Cusco. Its highest elevation is at 4.360m above the sea level. Extreme care after rainfalls, with some river crossings.
Pic: Elias Munoz