Alto de la Cueva

Alto de la Cueva

Alto de la Cueva is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 3.855m (12,647ft) above the sea level, located in the Colombian Department of Boyacá, part of the sub-region of the Gutiérrez Province.

The road to the summit, located within the Parque Nacional Natural El Cocuy, is gravel, rocky, tippy and bumpy at times. It’s called Carretera El Cocuy – Guicán. Great trail for experienced wheelers. Avoid driving in this area if unpaved mountain roads aren't your strong point.

4x4 vehicle recommended. Stay away if you're scared of heights. Notorius lack of oxygen that tests the organisms and a high degree of steepness. Most people feel altitude sickness at around 2,500-2,800 meters. A major hazard of altitude is the sickness that can indiscriminately affect anyone regardless of age or fitness. Climbing too high, too fast increases the risk of altitude sickness. Extremely low oxygen for engine combustion.