Abra de Zamora: enjoy a road among the clouds

Abra de Zamora is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.802m (9,192ft) above the sea level, located on the boundary of Zamora-Chinchipe and Loja provinces, in southern Ecuador.

Abra de Zamora

The road to the summit is totally paved in good conditions. It’s called Ruta Panamericana (E45 and E50). The pass is 59.7 km (37 miles) long, running west-east from Loja to Zamora.

The drive is pretty steep. Starting from Loja the ascent is 14.2km long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 757 meters. The average gradient is 5.33%.